Example sentences for: derogatory

How can you use “derogatory” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • breadfruit-swopper (derogatory and offensive) a person so poor that he or she has nothing to offer in exchange for any item but a home-grown breadfruit (which nearly everybody already has).

  • For example, in working on the etymology for ofay , a derogatory term for a white person used by urban black speakers, I discovered three possible etymologies--all problematic.

  • In Canada, the word `Inuit' (meaning `people'; the singular is `Inuk') has now almost totally replaced `Eskimo' (generally, although perhaps erroneously, believed to be derived from a derogatory Algonkian term meaning `eaters of raw meat').

  • Nevertheless, in some Chinese novels and films and in some spoken Chinese, we can hear yang guizi , foreign devil, a derogatory term referring to a foreigner, especially from western countries, like Professor Charlie Blinderman, who was kind enough to type this article.

  • This use of the name as a derogatory noun is given in both the 1933 Supplements to the OED and in the recent one.

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