how to pronounce whitewash


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“… oh your your your whitewash you know …”

meanings of whitewash


  1. In various games, to defeat (an opponent) so that they fail to score, or to reach a certain point in the game; to skunk.
  2. To make over (a person or character, a group, an event, etc) so that it is or seems more white, for example by applying makeup to a person, or by covering over the participation of people of color in an event and focusing on only white participation.
  3. To repay the financial debts of (another person).
  4. To paint over with a lime and water mixture so as to brighten up a wall or fence.
  5. To cover over errors or bad actions.
  6. To prevent a team from scoring any runs.


  1. A complete victory or series of victories without suffering any losses; a clean sweep.
  2. Any liquid composition for whitening something, such as a wash for making the skin fair.
  3. A lime and water mixture for painting walls and fences bright white.
  4. A campaign to paper over unfavorable elements.