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name–calling

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noun name–call·ing \ˈnām-ˌkȯ-liŋ\

Simple Definition of name–calling

  • : the act of using offensive names to insult someone

Full Definition of name–calling

  1. :  the use of offensive names especially to win an argument or to induce rejection or condemnation (as of a person or project) without objective consideration of the facts

1853

First Known Use of name–calling

1853

Rhymes with name–calling


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