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Definition of "towelhead" [towelhead]

  • A member of the Muslims, Arabs, Sikhs, and other groups that traditionally wear headdress such as a turban and keffiyeh or headscarf. (noun)

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Use "towelhead" in a sentence
  • "There†™ s never an excuse for bigotry and namecalling, and certainly those who would use the term towelhead are doing so in an attempt to be insulting, mean-spirited, and contemptuous."
  • "There was an appeal that had been filed in the Supreme Court by the attorneys of a skinhead whod written the word towelhead in white paint on the driveway of his employer, a Pakistani convenience store owner whod fired him for being drunk on the job; some research about why the words under God had been added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954 during the McCarthy era; and a stack of mail equally balanced between desperate souls who wanted me to fight on their behalf and right-wing conservatives who berated the ACLU for making it criminal to be a white churchgoing Christian."
  • "Besides the fact that the main character must endure taunting about her ethnicity including being called a towelhead, so much of the novel's plot is fueled by the characters' attitudes toward race."
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