Definition of whitewasher in US English:

whitewasher

noun

  • See whitewash

    • ‘Since the publication of photographs of abuse in the spring the administration's whitewashers have contended that the crimes were carried out by a few low-ranking reservists.’
    • ‘In fact, in Old Church of Amsterdam, the artist seems to work rather insistently against the efforts of the whitewasher.’
    • ‘When that column was published in the September ‘99 issue of GUNS, a few of our readers wrote in and called me a whitewasher.’
    • ‘This whitewasher is former Associate V.P. Academic Judith Osbourne.’
    • ‘As aggravating as the BBC's linguistic whitewashers are, our own are just as bad or worse.’

Pronunciation

whitewasher

/ˈ(h)wītˌwôSHər/