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Someone who is looked at as leaving behind or neglecting their culture and assimilating to a white, western culture.
by Ten10am March 29, 2006
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A term that now has also come to refer to the entertainment industry's attempt at making ethnic characters more appealing to the white, money-spending masses by making exotic characters less ethnic and more "white."
Isn't Chun Li supposed to be 100% Chinese? Why did Hollywood totally whitewash her and cast a half-asian actress to play her in that horrible new Street Fighter movie??

Thanks to commercial whitewashing, every token "black" girl on tv has become a light skinned black girl. This does not bode well for dark skinned black actresses.
by New Webster's Dictionary May 01, 2010
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1. to win decisively, especially before the other side can achieve a single goal

2. to make something undesirable, damaging seem legitimate or acceptable, usually by falsification or concealment
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(n., v., or adj.) A process or result or act: when a person who is considered a minority adopts a lifestyle (including speech, mannerisms, clothing, etc.) that is attributed secludedly to those of European descent, white people.
1. She is whitewashed.
by SugarBear August 16, 2005
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A non-white person who tries to act/appear white.
Latisha shops at Abercrombie & Fitch with Ruth. She is so white-washed!
by PINKch0pstix April 14, 2005
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A term used, apparently, only where it snows. A whitewash is when you grab somebody by the back of the head, usually when wrestling, and rub their face into the snow. This is a technique primarily used during snowball fights. Made better when the whitewashee bleeds. Distant relative: the swirly.
Dude, AJ face-planted while boarding today, and Chris whitewashed him on the bunny hill!!
by mr. fluffy December 12, 2006
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To disregard one's own culture is to be whitewashed. You do this in order to make way for a new culture. Just as you whitewash a wall to remove the original color, you then paint it a new color. White wash is to make way for something new.
The Irishman moved to Japan and became white washed and then adopted a new culture to him.
by Roxass October 15, 2015
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