[ puh-lit-ik-lee in-kuh-rekt ]
/ pəˈlɪt ɪk li ˌɪn kəˈrɛkt /
not politically correct; potentially offensive to a particular group of people: politically incorrect jokes.
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Origin of politically incorrect
1875–80 (in the sense “mocking convention”); 1975–80 for the more recent meaning, which evolved from earlier Communist uses in the 1920s
historical usage of politically incorrect
See politically correct.
OTHER WORDS FROM politically incorrectpolitical incorrectness, noun
Words nearby politically incorrect
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