multiculti

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

multiculti (comparative more multiculti, superlative most multiculti)

  1. (informal) Multicultural.
    • 2016, Padraig Rooney, The Gilded Châlet, p. 110:
      But Bloom has a bit of Zürich in him too – modernist multi-culti Zürich, the Zürich of the flâneur as well as the banker.

Noun[edit]

multiculti (plural multicultis)

  1. (informal, derogatory) One who pushes multicultural beliefs and values in a politically correct way.
    • 1992, Lingua franca: the review of academic life: Volume 3
      Tired of the endless battle between liberals and identity politicians, Western civvies and multicultis?
    • 2010, Sam Cherribi, In the House of War: Dutch Islam Observed (page 167)
      She claimed the Labour Party had been "hijacked by Muslims and multicultis" []

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Partial clipping of multicultureel, with added rhyme.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌmʏl.tiˈkʏl.ti/

Adjective[edit]

multiculti (comparative meer multiculti, superlative meest multiculti)

  1. (colloquial, ironic, often derogatory, often in compounds) Clipping of multicultureel.
    • 2010, Corine Kisling & Paul Verhuyck, Het leugenverhaal. Roman, De Arbeiderspers.
      Van cultuurrelativisme tot multiculti. Zeg maar culturele zelfverminking.
      From cultural relativism to multiculti. Let's say cultural self-mutilation.
    • 2011, Martin Bosma, De schijn-élite van de valsemunters. Drees, extreme rechts, de sixties, nuttige idioten Groep Wilders en ik, Bert Bakker.
      De multiculti-elite staat ook hier steeds meer alleen.
      Here too the multiculti elite is increasingly isolated.
    • 2012, Jan Kuitenbrouwer, De woorden van Wilders en hoe ze werken, De Bezige Bij, quoting Geert Wilders.
      'Het is weer zo'n afschuwelijk multiculti-plan vol met softe maatregelen, zoals we van PvdA-ministers gewend zijn.'
    • 2016, Michèle Bevoort & Jessica van Zanten, Puur Berlijn. Slow travel in de stad. Met digitale plattegrond, Uitgeverij Unieboek | Het Spectrum.
      Het leven is goed én goedkoop in multiculti, levendig Kreuzberg.
      Life is good and affordable in multiculti, vibrant Kreuzberg.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This word is now mostly associated with opponents of multiculturality, though there is also a process of (often ironic) reappropriation underway.

Adverb[edit]

multiculti (comparative meer multiculti, superlative meest multiculti)

  1. (colloquial, ironic, sometimes derogatory) multiculturally.
    • 2015, Edmond Hofland, Het Duitse wonder. Een kleine geschiedenis van de Bondsrepubliek, Prometheus – Bert Bakker.
      Zelf zei ze in 2010, op een bijeenkomst van de Junge Union, de jongerenorganisatie van de CDU, dat 'het multiculti naast elkaar leven is mislukt. Absoluut mislukt.'