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lily-white (adj.)

early 14c., from lily + white (adj.); from 1903 with reference to whites-only segregation; 1961 as "irreproachable."

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Definitions of lily-white

lily-white (adj.)
of a pure white color;
lily-white (adj.)
restricted to whites only;
a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization
Synonyms: white
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