One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A contemptuous expression for (a member of) a people or ethnic group; an expression containing a disparaging allusion to another people or ethnic group.
1940s. From ethno- + Hellenistic Greek ϕαύλισμα disparagement, contempt from ancient Greek ϕαυλίζειν to hold cheap (from ϕαῦλος cheap, of unknown origin (perhaps related to ϕλαῦρος cheap, with dissimilation) + -ίζειν) + -μα.
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