ethnophaulism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by A. A. Roback from ethno- +‎ Ancient Greek φαύλισμα (phaúlisma), which is ultimately from φαῦλος (phaûlos, bad, unjust).

Noun[edit]

ethnophaulism (plural ethnophaulisms)

  1. An ethnic or racial slur, typically caricaturing some identifiable (often physical) feature of the group being derided.
    • 2004, B. Mullen, "Sticks and stones can break my bones, but ethnophaulism can alter the portrayal of immigrants to children." Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 250-260.