Several of these terms are derogatory or insulting. The entries on this list should not be confused with "ethnic slurs" referring to a person's actual ethnicity, which have a separate list. Apache: a Parisian gangster or thug (from the collective name Apache for several nations of Native Americans)Bohemian: a person with an unconventional artistic lifestyle (originally meaning an inhabitant of Bohemia; the secondary meaning may derive from an erroneous idea that the Roma people originate from Bohemia) Not used as an insult in most circumstances.
Bugger: Synonymous with sodomite. From Middle English bougre, heretic, from Anglo-French bugre, from Medieval Latin Bulgarus, literally, Bulgarian; (from the association of Bulgaria with the Bogomils, who were accused of sodomy). Cannibal: used descriptively for any human consuming human flesh (originally meaning Carib, erroneously thought to be cannibals)Cohee : (U.S.) originally (mid-18th century) -- a Scots-Irish settler into the Virginia Piedmont; later (late 18th century) -- a term for backwoodsman; hick, or most severely "poor white trash", especially on the frontier or in the Appalachian area; still later (post Civil War) -- a self-referential indicating an independent backwoods small farmer in the Virginia/Carolina/Tennessee/Kentucky area.Cretin: a person of severely diminished mental capabilities (possibly from Alpine French dialect, originally meaning Christian) Goth: a crude person, lacking culture or refinement; a somewhat obsolete term, in this sense not in reference to the Goth subculture (from the East Germanic tribe that sacked Rome in 410)Gyp: a swindler; a racehorse owner; in Britain also a male servant at a college — from Gypsy, which in turn is derived from Egyptian) Hun: barbarous or destructive person; was also in used in World War I as an ethnic slur for the Germans (from the confederation of Eurasian tribes that first appeared in Europe in the 4th century, leading to mass migrations of Germanic tribes westward, and established an empire extending into Europe in the 5th century, partially financed by the plundering of wealthy Roman cities)To Jew: recorded by Webster's Dictionary since at least 19th century in the meanings to cheat, to defraud, to swindle Philistine: a person who does not care about artistic and cultural values (from a people that inhabited Canaan when, according to the biblical account, the Israelites arrived)Pygmy: a person of diminished stature (possibly in reference to certain hunter-gatherer peoples, such as the Mbuti of Central Africa, sometimes grouped together under the term Pygmies, but that designation actually stems from the original meaning of pygmy as an unusually small person)Tartar: a violently ferocious person, a rather obsolete term (from the Mongolian nomadic tribe of Tatars that invaded Europe in the 13th century, later generalized to any Mongolian or Turkic invaders of Europe)Thug: a gangster or ruffian ready to use excessive violence (from the religious Indian Thuggee cult, alleged to practice robbery and murder by strangulation)Tuckahoe : (U.S.) originally (mid-18th century) - a member of the aristocratic and politically powerful class of plantation owners in tidewater Virginia in the mid-18th century (i.e. the "first families of Virginia"); later - anyone from low-country Virginia who was lazy, aristocratic, ineffectual, prideful, effete, etc.; still later (post Civil War) - a self-referential used by anyone whose cultural heritage included wealth, slave-holding, and a tidewater Virginia/Carolina lineage.Vandal: a person who willfully and maliciously destroys property (from the East Germanic tribe that sacked Rome in 455)
Studies from French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development in the Area of Lipids Described
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