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A slur is an insulting or pejorative label, often applied to political or ideological opponents or a vilified group or social class.

A historical example of a slur is "carpetbagger," a term applied by white Southerners to Northerners who moved south after the Civil War.

Editorial note: Rather than listing every well-known slur, this encyclopedia links or redirects most references to these insulting words to this article.