#EngVocab: 10 Ethnic/Racial Slurs

Hi guys, how are you doing today? Did you have a great day like I did?


Great, today we have a very nice topic to cover; it’s about ‘ethnic/racial slurs.’ Before we begin the session, we’d better know what ethnic/racial slurs are.

Ethnic/racial slurs are basically terms designed to insult others on the basis of race, ethnicity, or nationality.

We are having this session not to teach you how to insult others. It is a big NO; NO WAY. We are giving you this information in order to broaden your knowledge on English. And that by the end of the session you will have known that these words exist in English and they are very insulting.

It’s similar to the word ‘bule’ in Indonesian. Yes, it is also a slur because we use that on the basis of race and ethnicity. These are 10 ethnic/racial slurs that we have gathered for you. Enjoy..

1) Abo/Abbo = (AUS) Australian Aboriginal person. Originally, this was simply an informal term for Aborigine. Abbo was in fact used by Aboriginal people themselves until it started to be considered offensive in the 1950s.

2) Bog = (UK, Ireland, US) a person of common or low-class Irish ancestry.

3) Camel Jockey = people of Middle Eastern descent.

4) Cheesehead = people who are Dutch

5) Ching Chong = (US, Canada, UK, New Zealand) mocking the language of or a person of perceived Chinese or East Asian descent.

6) Coon = (US, UK) a black person.

7) Dink = an Asian, esp. a Vietnamese person.

8) Flip = (US) ethnic slur applied to Filipinos.

9) Gook = Asians, used especially for enemy soldiers. Its use has been traced to US Marines serving in the Philippines in the early 20th century.

10) Indon = an Indonesian. Used mostly in Malaysia and Singapore.

Those are 10 ethnic/racial slurs that exist in English. We hope that tonight session broadens your English horizon. We have lots of interesting vocabulary discussion on our web. Pay a visit to it won’t hurt https://englishtips4u.com/ LOL

Thank you so much for your attention – we really appreciate it. See you tomorrow!



Compiled and written by @Wisznu for @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, July 28, 2016.

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