smear word

noun

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: 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 word— W. E. Binkley strained relations may be expressed in clique formation, subtle whispers and shrugs, smear words, discrimination in clubs and dances— F. J. Brown & J. S. Roucek

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“Smear word.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smear%20word. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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