The definition of White Trash sort of goes along with Jeff Foxworthy's definition of Redneck which is "An extreme abscence of sophistication." That's all white trash is; however, even if one has nice things that person can still be white trash. White Trash people are often times so unsophisticated that they do not even know they are white trash. If one is truly white trash that person is not supposed to know about it.
It is just a coincidence, but many white trash people have bad taste in things. Nascar lovers are often white trash. People who get drunk are often white trash. A drink or a glass of wine are nice every now and then , but getting plastered and shit-faced is just stupid. What's even more white trash than that is saving all of your beer bottles and putting them on the counter. As if they need to be on display. They exhibit other bad habits. They smoke a lot. They have very low grooming standards. The smell bad. They have terrible taste and are badly dressed; tank tops, bandanas, etc...They put their couches on their front porches, and it just looks hideous. They do not take very good care of their kids. They sometimes abuse them or are very negligent. The beat their spouses. Their English is very improper. They also like to curse a lot. They think that saying the "f-word" every other word makes them sound like big people.
What makes people more white trash than anything is their moral judgement however. They take pleasure in hurting others. They are racist. They sleep around a lot and don't even bother to use protection. They date people who do not respect them, or they do not respect their partners. They pick on other people to make themselves feel good. They love to be verbally abusive. They enjoy picking fights, and being rude because it gives them pleasure. Anytime they are nice to other people there is always an alterior motive for some personal gain. They are greedy. They are selfish. Instead of supporting their families they will buy extravegant things for themselves such as a high definition television. White trash people are just bad people. They basically have no social grace, and they feel that the world owes them.
Oprah: Britney you are so White Trash!
-Usually are hypocrites and bigots
-Usually has relatives or themselves that drive drunk
-Usually eat bad foods with lots of sugar for future diabetes
-Grew up lower class
-Shops at salvation Army
-Usually have bad teeth
-Listens to country music or southern rock
-Drives a broken down piece of shit truck
-Usually have bad hygiene
-Usually a common in sexual abuse or inbreeding
-Has no morals or manners
-Scams the gov. for 'foodstamps'
-Lives in a trailer or apartment complex full of different races
-Doesn't work or scams the government
-Shops at Walmart
-Eats at Buffets frequently
-Gets married early in life instead of waiting until after college like most
-Usually smokes either cigarettes or an illegal substance
-The Men usually wear ball caps frequently as a fashion accessory
-The women usually are overweight and wear hair pulled back in a pig tail and wears sweatshirts or t-shirts as a fashion accessory
-Nascar and church bigot rednecks vote Republican
-The Hard working Blue collar rednecks vote Democrat
-Usually breed early in captivity
-Usually the females are loud and obnoxious in which they think this makes them sexually attractive to the primitive male
-Usually knows of themselves or a family member who is in jail or has been in jail
-Males are primitively territorial over their primitive female
-Male gets child-like jealousies over white trash female hanging out with her friends and sometimes relatives.
-Males never smile too much especially being around other redneck males because of the feeling that the other primitive male might think he is gay or something like that so the males stereotypically look pissed off all the time.
-Female white trash give their kids kool-aid and pop to drink instead of tea, milk, and real fruit juice
-Female white trash love buying scratch off lottery tickets instead of food for children
-Male white trash blow money on Big screen tv's and pick-up truck add-ons instead of paying child support
-Female white trash like to purposely verbally push the wrong buttons to piss off the males so to entice the male to hit her so she can cry to her friends and then her friends tell her to leave him and she ends up going back with him to get attention
-Male white trash like to go to bars and drink to start fights due to lack of sexual tention
-Male white trash love to put patriotic flags on their pick-up trucks
-All love eagles, wolves, big dogs, NASCAR, guns, beer, trash in yard, and trash in their beds
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.
me: "umm, about 98% of the population"