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name-calling

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Definition of name-calling in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Abusive language or insults: the party’s internal bickering and name-calling
More example sentences
  • Meetings sometimes end in shouting, name-calling and insults.
  • It gets to be quite fun, in an awful kind of way, to spot the childish name-calling, the insult words that don't mean anything.
  • Most of the incidents involved name-calling, verbal abuse and racist comments, rather than physical assaults.

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