Trailer trash (or trailer park trash) is a derogatory North American English term for poor people living in trailers or mobile homes, and especially people who live in trailer parks. It is particularly used with regard to white people living in such circumstances and can be considered to fall within the category of racial slurs.
Toby Keith's song "Trailerhood" and Billy Ray Cyrus's song "Burn Down the Trailer Park" contain humorous lyrics about living in a trailer park.
Colt Ford's 2009 song "No trash in my trailer" tells of a redneck type male who throws his girlfriend out of his mobile home. The message being 'there aint no trash in my trailer, since the day I threw you outta here'.
Most of the residents of the Pimmett Hills Trailer Park on My Name Is Earl fit this stereotype to some degree or another.
- Richard A. Spears. "trailer trash". Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions.Fourth Edition. McGraw Hill. Retrieved 11 January 2013. "the poorest of people who live in run-down house trailers in bad neighborhoods. (Used with singular or plural force. Rude and derogatory.) : She's just trailer trash. Probably doesn't even own shoes."
- "trailer trash". Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. HarperCollins Publishers. Retrieved 11 January 2013. "poor people living in trailer parks in the US"
- "trailer trash". Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon. Dictionary.com, LLC. Retrieved 11 January 2013. "a poor, lower-class white person, esp. one living in a mobile home with trash in the vicinity"
- Henderson, Anita (Spring 2003). "What's in a Slur?". American Speech 78 (1): 52–74. Retrieved 11 January 2013.