non|white [ nan`waıt, nan`hwaıt ] adjective
belonging to a race of people that does not have pale skin. This word is considered offensive when it is used to separate white from nonwhite people for political or economic reasons.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • nonwhite — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • nonwhite — /non hwuyt , wuyt /, n. 1. a person who is not Caucasoid. adj. 2. not Caucasoid: the nonwhite peoples of Africa and Asia. 3. of or pertaining to nonwhite persons or peoples. [1920 25; NON + WHITE] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonwhite — noun Date: 1927 a person whose features and especially whose skin color are distinctively different from those of peoples of northwestern Europe; especially one who has black African ancestors • nonwhite adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nonwhite — non•white [[t]nɒnˈ(h)waɪt, ˈwaɪt[/t]] n. 1) ant a person who is not Caucasian 2) ant not Caucasian 3) ant of or pertaining to nonwhite persons or peoples • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • nonwhite — I. “+ noun : a person who is not of the white race thousands of nonwhites D.T.Bogue II. adjective : of or relating to a race that is not white 47 percent of the nonwhite population … were under 20 years of age H.W.Odum …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonwhite — 1. noun A person who is not white; a person of any race other than Caucasian. 2. adjective a) Not white; being any color other than white. b) Of a person; belonging to any race other than Caucasian …   Wiktionary

  • nonwhite — nÉ‘n hwaɪt / nÉ’n n. that which is not white, one who does not have white skin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonwhite — non·white …   English syllables

  • nonwhite — A person not of the white race, such as a Mongolian or Negro …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • apartheid — /euh pahrt hayt, huyt/, n. 1. (in the Republic of South Africa) a rigid policy of segregation of the nonwhite population. 2. any system or practice that separates people according to race, caste, etc. [1945 50; < Afrik, equiv. to apart APART +… …   Universalium