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politically incorrect

[puh-lit-ik-lee in-kuh-rekt]
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adjective
  1. 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
Related formspolitical incorrectness, noun

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