name-calling

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name-call·​ing | \ ˈnām-ˌkȯ-liŋ How to pronounce name-calling (audio) \

Definition of name-calling

: 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

First Known Use of name-calling

1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Name-calling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/name-calling. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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name-calling

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English Language Learners Definition of name-calling

: the act of using offensive names to insult someone

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