Example sentences for: derogatory

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

  • By contrast buckra , also a derogatory term for a `white person,' is first recorded in 1787 and is probably from an Efik word meaning `he who governs' and `white man.

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

  • 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.

  • "Stinking fish" was a derogatory Elizabethan reference to vaginal odor; and cod--as in cod piece--was slang for penis.

  • Australian pidgin acquired a second negative, borak , used as an alternative to baal or in a figurative sense for humbug, nonsense, or rubbish, from Wathawurung, whence came also an exclamation merrygig well done and coolie , a derogatory term for a person who partnered an Aboriginal woman.

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