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English definition of “white”

white

adjective (PEOPLE)    /waɪt/
B1 of a person who has skin that is pale in colour : He had a black mother and a white father . a predominantly white neighbourhood The skin, and skin colourPeople of specific racial or ethnic background whiteness     /ˈwaɪt.nəs/ noun [U] the quality of being whiteBlack, white and grey
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