Term referring to something not particularly useful that has very high cost of upkeep.
Famous white elephants include Olympic Stadium in Montreal, the former Millennium Dome in London and the Concorde jet.
by beau99 April 26, 2010
1. A Republican.
2. The shitty economy Republicans always give to incoming Democratic presidents.
Neotard: Obama is incompetent because he didn't fix the economy overnight. Baba booey baba booey baba booey.

Intelligent person: Relax moron. It took eight years to get this way. It'll get better. Bush gifted a white elephant just like his daddy did before him.
by theconcernedcitizen July 31, 2009
Gesture created by turning out one's pants pockets, releasing the zipper and then exposing one's flaccid chode in an entertaining fashion, so as to resemble an elephant's trunk.
"Oh my God Tom, not the White Elephant again, nobody wants to see it, put that thing away."
by Fatboy May 13, 2003
When you cum on a beer bottle and stick it up a girls ass.
I had an awsome night last night, i gave Melissa a White Elephant
by Fonzy February 17, 2005
This common slang term for a useless gift or person is also a slur for conservative GOP Republicans, especially rich, "white," elderly members of the party.

It is a play on the common usage of the term (implying such individuals are useless or even a burden) and upon the wrinkled appearance of the animals.

The phrase originally comes from the actual white elephants of India which were considered sacred property of the king, above doing work, and were given as supposed rewards to loyal subjects, but due to the expensive nature of keeping an elephant and the fact that they were forbidden from making the beast labor the gift could actually end up ruining the recipient, and was sometimes intended to. Politics can be brutal!
I had no idea grandpa was a White Elephant until I heard him talking about wanting to build a wall on the Mexican border!
by Madam Myriad September 20, 2016
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