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lily-white

lil·y-white

lily-white

 
pronunciation:
lI li waIt [or] lI li hwaIt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: white as a lily.
definition 2: pure and innocent; beyond reproach; unsullied.
definition 3: (informal) practicing or seeking the exclusion of blacks or other nonwhites.
a lily-white organization
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who advocates, or is a member of an organization that advocates, exclusion of nonwhites, esp. a member of a former faction of the Republican party in the southern United States that opposed the inclusion of blacks in the party.