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lil•y-white



Pronunciation: (
adj.lil'ē-hwīt', -wīt';
n.lil'ē-hwīt", -wīt"),
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adj.
1. white as a lily: soft lily-white skin.
2. pure; untouched by corruption or imperfection; above reproach: He tries to pass himself off as some sort of lily-white saint, but he's not.
3. designating or pertaining to any faction, organization, or group opposing the inclusion of blacks, esp. in political or social life.

n.
a member of a lily-white organization, esp. a member of a former faction of the Republican party in the South opposed to the inclusion of blacks in the party or in political life in general.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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