Uneducated and slow witted people who lack social graces and proper hygene. When they come in the "Northern" variety they usually inhabit bleak industrial neighbourhoods of rust belt cities like Cleveland, Detroit, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Toledo, Youngstown, and Flint. A common denominater amongst many from this class is a lack of a high school diploma, resentment toward local law enforcement, bitter feuds with their neighbours, lack of self respect, a love of cigarette smoking, a proclivity toward alcohol and drug abuse, a beligerant attitude, a need to use foul language, and an absolut abhorance of soap or cleanliness of any kind. Sometimes these people will work menial jobs, particularly in the fast food industry for women, and low end unskilled mechanical or construction jobs for the men. More often than not though many are either out on State compensation for "bad backs" or some form of government welfare. Automobiles of choice are usually low-end domestic varieties of at least ten years of age. Quite often certain mechanical defects are apparent such as dragging mufflers, bashed in front-ends, dangling rear bumpers wired to the frame, and of course, rust, rust, and more rust. More often than not, many from this class have had their driving privledges revoked due to alcohol issues, so battered old bicycles are always in fashion. Indeed, in many of the high streets where such people predominate, one will often be reminded of Beishing, China because of so many middle-aged men tooling along the streets on bicycles. Mulletts, once popular with the white trash of the rust belt have now given way to buzz-cuts and goatees as so many middle class men and women are now sporting longer hair styles. Of course, the white tee shirt and K-Mart jeans are still considered haute coiture. WWF Wrestling is still a big draw for many of these people and many are also rabid NFL fans as they are sometimes some of the biggest supporters of their beloved "Bills," Browns," "Lions," and "Steelers." Their tastes in music usually runs along the line of heavy metal for the young and top 40 for the adults. "Southern" white trash are a completely different kettle of fish. Since so many of the previous writers dwelled exclusively on their habits, I won't go any further, but suffice it to say they are more rural in their backgrounds and their tastes.
A white trash Beavis and Butthead all grown up.
by Gasz-man May 25, 2006
white trash is people who dont care dont shave and dress how they want
they dont dress up fur nuthin and they have atleast one broke down car or truck
in their yard and damn it thats me
mickey lee scrooggins jr and any body that dont give a shit
by mickey scroggins January 24, 2004
house is hooked to a truck or has the ability to be hooked to a truck.
Hot damn betha a tornado warning, time to move again. (billy bob starts the truck and the house rolls down the road)
by Nastynate June 12, 2003
Men and women from the lower socio-economic class. The men tend to wear Wrangler or Rustler jeans, Fruit of the Loom A-shirts (wife beaters) and cowboy boots. Women wear denim shorts and revealing tops. Their boys are generally shirtless and their girls dress like their moms. Most of the men are uncircumcised (a cultural thing) and the women are overweight. Most of the families (but not all) live in trailers. They're good folks, overall. God bless 'em.
That Cope-dippin', Rustler wearin', shirless dude drinkin' beer on his trailer porch sure is white trash!
by CowboyTom May 17, 2007
Stupid white people who may love guns, explosives (particularly when applied to a pond or lake so they can kill all the fish instantly), beer (and lots of it), cigarettes, methanphetamines, ATVs, Country Western music, Classic Rock, 80's\90's Heavy Metal for the younger set, and bands like Nickleback, Limp Bizkit, and Insane Clown Posse for the even younger set.
They tend to be the biggest conformists, particularly in the USA, and will buy the largest vehicles they can afford (anything extended cab, and if possible, a hummer).
They may live in the Country (including suburbia and exurbia), in a tiny hamlet, in a village, in a town, in a city, a metropolis, or a suburb.
Most live in metropolitan areas, where the jobs are located (although many are on welfare or earn a living through the illegal narcotics trade.
White trash have a tendency to breed like rabbits.
White trash aren't always poor, and make unwise decisions for the sake of instant gratification (see below).
White trash aren't always poor, and this becomes a huge problem when they get into alot of money. Examples of this are when they build a new ranch house (often a log "home" <see log home>) every 2 years on another 4+ acre lot, where they have cleared away all the trees. And many have 2 or more large dogs running around their house and property, and therefore get a wood floor installed all over their house for the dogs to piss on, shit on, and otherwise tear up (not an endless resource). Needless to say, they could care less about the environment. They aren't much for historic preservation either.
with over 300 million people living in the USA now 400 million not far away, Gaia help us.
by Miskatonic Jack 2 December 10, 2006
a caucasian who displays a poor upbringing by exhibiting various behaviors.
Including promiscuity, criminal behavior, lack of anger management or a work ethic, worthlessness, drug use, explicit sexual behavior and embodies pornography and hardcore inner city life. A white person who does not benefit the world and when dies the world wont miss them, and is a potential danger to others due to his careless, worthless and dangerous lifestyle in the name of sexuality, demeanor, tastes, potentially hurting other peoples lives by their influence and lack of regard for property or others.

hes such white trash, hes 23 and on PROBATION and has a kid by a 16 year old girl and just cheated on her with a stripper and tried to evade child support u kno where hes goin!!

by deandrew October 12, 2006
A U-of-Michigan supporter who has no legitimate reason to be one (no siblings/cousins ever attended)
Live closer to rival school and still support the arrogance in Ann Arbor.
Must be sucked in to marketing by "Starter" and have M-go-Blue "Starter" jacket.
Fly "M" flag outside piece of shit house.
Michigan bumper sticker(s) on piece of shit car.
Barely High-School degree
Defends U-of-M as "the best cuz they is!"
drive through countryside in Michigan and you'll see them everywhere
by g August 20, 2004
A very broad term that can vary from region to region. Usually used to describe lowclass, selfish, and generally unintelligent people who usually don't know, or are in denial about thier overall shitty lifestyle.They are usually behind the current trends by 4-10 years.

Though it does vary regionally, some common characteristics may include:

-In men, a shaved head and goatee beard are common to cast the illusion that they are a bouncer at a bar

-In women it is common to see skimpy clothing and tattoos on thier back above thier pantline (see tramp stamp)

-Some wear clothing that was popular with African-Americans 3-4 years ago. Also,they sometimes wear basketball jerseys and shorts, though thier physique would suggest that they have never played any sports...ever

-Talk and act like they are good at fighting, usually it is in fact, only an act.

-They buy items to repair thier home, car, etc. though with good intentions, usually aren't used and sometimes converted to various pieces of furniture

-Are always proud of material items that someone else has(usually thier boss, or brother in law)

-Get tattoos and tongue or eyebrow piercings even though they have been out of style for approx. ten years

-Use "big" words and don't know the definition...or try to sound well spoken around non white trash. ex: "What had happened was,he had the audacity to not wanna fight, so i punched him in the face."

-Usually white trash can also be identified through thier children.Excessive animal hair on thier clothing, mohawk haircuts, and professional wrestling t-shirts are good indicaters.Along with loud talking, screaming, and intrusive questions to complete strangers.

-Use material items as an extension to prove thier worth or manhood. Including big trucks and or wheels, big dogs (pitbulls), and big television sets

-They almost always have a large ego. They feel that they are never wrong or at fault and if you feel differently they will threaten you physically

-They have very unique political views. The ones that actually work usually vote democrat because the media makes them feel they are upperclass if they do so. Ironically the non working ones with "disabilities" (bad back) are proud republicans even though its the democrats that keep thier welfare checks coming

-They always talk of being good parents, and upstanding citizens,though rarely are

-They don't feel that music is good unless it's been played on the radio a million times

-Not original thinkers, they only do or enjoy what they feel is mainstream and need constant verification from thier peers

-Ironically, they always have a negative opinion about everyone elses lifestyle or choices

-They sometimes do good things for others, but only so they can tell everyone about it and feel good about themselves or if there is a reward involved

-Are blindly proud of thier country, but have no understandind of how it actually operates

-They usually hate people that are more succesfull than them, but never do anything to better themselves

-Reality shows,or talent shows like American Idol are very popular with white trash as is daytime talk shows and police chase shows

-Many regularly attend motorsports events like Nascar, monster truck rallies, and demolition derbys...mostly the ones where they serve beer

-Any time a person has mossy oak camo furniture,or seat covers in thier vehicle, or wear camo clothing even when its not hunting season, automatically qualify

-They are more liberal with thier money. Instead of saving,feeding thier children or paying thier bills on time, they will buy video game consoles, and big screen televisions with any extra money they happen upon (tax returns,stimulus checks, or lottery/casino winnings)

There is a common misconception that white trash are only beer drinking,mullet having,camaro driving dirt bags that live in trailers, but that is an antiquated notion.With the help of Wal-Mart and over-seas trade, they can afford new clothes more often and blend in with regular people, so they are harder to spot these days.

white trash guy: "hey man, who you callin white trash?"

me: "umm, about 98% of the population"
by jim tate June 29, 2008

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