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derogatory
used in Do You Speak American?

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Definition
expressing disrespect or criticism
  • Because it is so frequently used, this area is heavily watched by the Border Patrol, and we spent a day seeing how they track illegals, the new official term, replacing wetbacks, the now derogatory name for Mexicans who swam the Rio Grande to reach the United States.
    five — Hispanic Immigration: Reconquest or Assimilation? (48% in)
  • One woman said, "I'm very proud to be part of the gay, bisexual, lesbian group," but she wouldn't want to be called a queen, " 'cause I identify as a female, and for someone to call me a queen ... is very derogatory."
    seven — Language from a State of Change (85% in)

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