Example sentences for: derogatory

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

  • coconut or coconut head `noun, derogatory slang a black person who adopts white cultural characteristics .. The metaphor is based on the coconut's brown exterior and white interior.

  • An Exeter University academic once speculated, perhaps tongue-in-cheek, that it might come from the Latin graeculus , translated as Greekling with a derogatory flavour.

  • 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').

  • While I agree with Cragg that “the word is extraordinarily derogatory” and can understand Powers' confusion with Henn's explanation, I still believe Henn has the best explanation for the origin of the word.

  • 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).


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