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name-calling

[neym-kaw-ling] /ˈneɪmˌkɔ lɪŋ/
noun
1.
the use of abusive names to belittle or humiliate another person in a political campaign, an argument, etc.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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British Dictionary definitions for namecalling

name-calling

noun
1.
verbal abuse, esp as a crude form of argument
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name-calling

noun

The assigning of malicious designations in politics, debate, etc; character assassination; vilification: They soon sank to simple name-calling (1853+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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