name-calling

noun name-call·ing \ ˈnām-ˌkȯ-liŋ \

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

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Definition of name-calling for English Language Learners

  • : the act of using offensive names to insult someone


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