Definition of ethnophaulism in US English:

ethnophaulism

noun

  • A contemptuous expression for (a member of) a people or ethnic group; an expression containing a disparaging allusion to another people or ethnic group.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

ethnophaulism

/ˌɛθnəʊˈfɔːlɪz(ə)m/