smear word


: an epithet applied to a person or group in order to degrade, blacken, or make unjust or unfounded accusations
time was … when independents in politics were rare and mugwump was a smear wordW. E. Binkley
strained relations may be expressed in clique formation, subtle whispers and shrugs, smear words, discrimination in clubs and dancesF. J. Brown & J. S. Roucek

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“Smear word.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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