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54.
It is a social class label that originated from the poor whites in the West Virginia, Northern/Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio and southwestern Pennsylvania areas.

Many have a very similar lifestyles to each other and many were raised in that type of environment, never traveled anywhere nor lived anywhere but in that type of community.

That lifestyle consist of the following

Watching NASCAR events on TV

Leisure Shopping at Walmart

Fixing up older vehicles in their yard

Listen to old Rock songs such as Lynard Skynard, The Eagles, CCR and Bob Segar.

Talk about how the world is going to hell because of a large number of social issues that are on the news

They feel that they are a "victim" of others including the government, "outsiders" such as minorities and upper income people.

Deep down, they feel that many look down on this culture so they lash out in frustration to justify their existence.

Many do NOT have any type of formal education beyond high school.

A premier occupation to these people are usually Union jobs in the North, and factory jobs in the south where a relative assisted them on entry of the job.
(This is EXTREMELY common and I have seen this first hand, even with jobs in the Government sector where they were not qualified for the job in any capacity)

Many of them have friends of other races but they have deeply ingrained racists views on minorities.
They view most blacks as "ghetto" and the blacks who appear educated as "uppity".
Hey bubba,
Have you seen dat nigga Obama on TV?
Man is sure is a uppity nigga!!
Those type of people think we are white trash
by 4xtra June 13, 2012
 
1.
anyone who goes by the name Paris Hilton, wants to be Paris Hilton, knows Paris Hilton, or has spent one night in Paris Hilton.
"Paris Hilton proves you don't have to be poor to be white trash".


amen.
by your mom October 10, 2004
 
2.
Slang term for white people that usually live in a trailer park. With low incomes that spend their tax returns on things like big screen TV's instead of clothes for their kids. These people tend to be mouthy and fight frequently. Generally these people are uneducated and have little concern for personal hygiene. To see these people at their best watch Jerry Springer.
What happened on Jerry Springer today? Oh, the usual. Some White trash ho beat down her white trash boo because he was getting freaky wid the white trash neighbor who is married to her father.
by itsjussme February 28, 2004
 
3.
A person, or group of persons, who exhibit the following characteristics:

-own more than three yard cars and/or two RVs which must be up on blocks. An extension cord running to the RV is necessary to complete the look. Optional is the standard issue blue tarp covering one or more of the vehicles.

-Huntin' hounds, as many as possible.

-Attack chickens.

-Standard issue Mullet, Nascar shirt(may be substituted with an Stone Cold Steve Austin 3:16 shirt), and acid wash or camofluage pants.

-Unusual fondness for their siblings.

-Still in mourning over Dale Earnhardt.

Some good places to spot these specimens are the local drag races, Costco during food sample time, and DMV.
Bobby Joe's mullet makes him look so white trash.
by hunter June 22, 2004
 
4.
refers to a Caucasian American lacking sophistication and money
*in the past described white folks who couldn't afford slaves and were not part of high society, some even worse off than many slaves
*has been used to label both people with racist attitudes and people who consort with minorities
*white trash as opposed to "regular" trash, or minorities, which is why the phrase is all-around offensive and shouldn't be used by anyone
As he passed sporting a mullet and Confederate flag T-shirt, the words "white trash" came to mind.
by JazWaz April 14, 2006
 
5.
all of you filthy american cunts
george w bush is just a texas white trash
by titino chingon August 31, 2006
 
6.
A term used broadly and often inaccurately to define a person or group of persons whom embody the concepts of ignorance, racism, violence, alcoholism, and anglo-saxon ancestry. It is often used as a label on the poor caucasian working class. Many people are labelled "white trash" because of the clothes they wear and their appearance, regardless of wealth and standing. Many that use this term do not understand the lifestyles of those whom they deride and oftentimes neglect to see that many people in the poor white working class are actually very intelligent tolerant people who tend to like professional wrestling, cheap beer and NASCAR. Many others were born with mental or physical disabilities and are forced into the stereotypical "white trash" lifestyle by the opressive society of the united states which tends to ignore its lowest classes. If correctly applied, the term refers to people such as the military personnel who had a wonderful time playing fraternity pranks on the prisoners of Abu Ghraib prison, the corporate scum who build their big box department stores right across the road from mom and pop stores which are then forced out of business for the greater good of a couple of obscenely rich assholes at the top, idiots who write "dotheads are dirty" on the walls of gas station restrooms that are not even run by east Indians but people of middle-eastern descent yet they are too full of themselves to notice a difference, and especially Texan wannabe cowboys who carelessly overrun foreign countries without noticing the thousands of innocent lives that are constantly being ended and then having the nerve to say "GOD IS ON OUR SIDE!"
There sure is a lot of white trash up there in the ruling class, isn't there?
by Mike August 25, 2004
 
7.
A lazy ass son of a bitch who expects things come easy in life, is ignorant, and feels superior over others.

Often these rednecks are surprised that minorities who are educated and work hard go up the socioeconomic ladder to become working professionals, while they sit on their fat asses and expect the world of plenty to come to them.
Midwestern white folk.
by fairness and peace prevails March 10, 2005