Example sentences for: derogatory

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

  • Such uncertainties stirred up ever-ready fashion hatred and made the hemline into a derogatory synonym for fashionable change.

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

  • To call a brown-skinned person a gook may be reinforced by words in his own language, Chinese Mee Gook for “beautiful country,” or Korean Myguk (My = “America” + guk = “country”), but the word is extraordinarily derogatory, reinforced by, if not derived from the common English slang gobbledegook (the brown man's language) and gook (his food).

  • 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).

  • bag-blind bastard (derogatory and offensive) a person so poor that he or she lives in the meanest of dwellings with only empty sugar-bags for curtains (blinds as they are also known in the Caribbean).


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