a euphemism; words used to make people feel better when they're fat, gay, black, etc.
Person 1: Look at that fat black gay dude.
Person 2: He's not fat black and gay, hes obese/ overweight/ has a height-weight disproportion, African-American, and homosexual
by anonymous April 12, 2004
oversensitivity about words, and confusion over the use of language. being unable to understand the concept of context. bothe liberals and conservatives are just as guilty: liberals come up with retarded, complicated terms for minorities (calling a person African-American who's never been to Africa and doesn't know the culture), while if you mention the downsides and and hypocrisies of a religion or its followers, conservatives will never cease riding your ass. cons also tend to get sore about four letter words (fuck, shit) that only substitute subtler terms.
I am black, and don't see how that term is offensive.

how is a little four letter word like "fuck" going to hurt anyone?
by M.star November 13, 2004
Intellectual colonialism and psychological fascism for the creation of thought crime.
Thanks to Political Correctness it's now 'wrong' for me to think certain thoughts, and that isn't right.
by Yurp Dihiggon July 22, 2014
Known as the religion of fuckheads.
What a fuckhead, he thinks that political correctness is the key to being an intellectual.
by BIGjon88 August 18, 2010
Can be considered pejorative. noun, A term used earliest by American conservatives to neutralize discussions on prejudice in the United States. Used to imply political rights are being taken away from the speaker by the target. Target is implied to be an authoritarian no matter whether or not any actual rights are abridged, thusly most occurrences of the term are used in straw man arguments.
A: You dirty wop.
B: Hey, you're racist!
A: That's political correctness! You're trying to take away my 1st Amendment rights!
B: You're dumb. I'm calling you out, that's all.
A: And thusly, you're more of a racist, than I am!
by CA.B. February 01, 2007
The Emmanuel Goldstein of the 20th and 21st centuries, political correctness is a multi-headed hydra that is supposedly dedicated to destroying Western civilization and squees everywhere.

Usually, a politically correct person is who dares to point out racism, homophobia or sexism and/or uses inclusive language (i.e. African-American, et al). You may think that the former is admirable and the latter well-intentioned, if a bit silly, but most right-wing pundits don't think so.

That's probably because after the 1960s, right-wingers everywhere decided that the best way to get people on their side was to pretend to be oppressed by PC fascist goons who were in league with the Soviet Union.

The only good kind of politically correct language is the type used by armies and CEOs, such as "collateral damage" instead of "massacred civilians"; "ethnic cleansing" instead of "wanton genocide", "creative accounting" instead of "fraud", and "corporate shrinkage" instead of "firing lots of workers to save money."

You can fight the seven-headed politically correct hydra by speaking without thinking, never learning from your mistakes and refusing to back down or apologize.
Anne is so politically correct! I can't believe she got mad at me for calling her a 'n*gg*r b*tch'!!!1

Political correctness will destroy our nation! Somehow!
by PC Goon December 12, 2010
The greatest Satan figure of the 1990's.
Who honestly gives a shit about political correctness anymore? Don't we have bigger fucking problems to deal with?
by FVZA May 20, 2006
1. Sometimes it's an excuse for immature, morally depraved, suburbanite dumbshits to get away with obvious hatred and bigotry. They'll cry "PC" as a means of making YOU look stupid for calling them on their bullshit, when you were completely in the right for doing so.

Ironically enough, when you label them with justifiable terms as "racist", "homophobe" or "bigot", they'll cry, bitch and whine that they're not and cover over it by saying that they're not "racist" and that you're just being "oversensitive", which is actually a form of "political correctness"...the very thing that they hate (totally not hypocritical!).

These are the same people who are under the impression that their freedom of speech rights are being legally taken away by Poltical Correctness, when the reality of the situation is that these people were stupid enough to bow out to FUCKING PEER PRESSURE.

You get what you deserve, assholes. Don't whine about "political correctness" impeding on your freedom of speech, whine about your lack of testicles and how you bowed out to societal pressures like little bitches! THAT is what restricted your freedom of speech.

These people claim that those who whine about "political correctness" are crybabies, but these idiots are no better.

2. Other times it's just over-sensitivity to certain things.
Examples from Definition #1-

Dumbshit: Dude, did you see me curbstomp that nigger?
Intelligent Person: You're a racist piece of shit.
Dumbshit: Dude what's with the political correctness? I'm not racist, you're just "oversensitive".
Intelligent Person: No amount of crying "PC" and calling me "oversensitive" won't save you on this one, you're a racist piece of shit. Deal with it.
Dumbshit: *Cuts himself to crappy Emo music*


Depraved moron: Dude, did you see that gay dude prance around in his pink shirt? He's such a fucking faggot!
Intelligent person: You're a homophobe.
Depraved moron: That's offensive to me!? I'm not a "homophobe" you're just being politically correct!
Intelligent person: ...You worthless hypocrite. *Sprays the douchebag with a flamethrower*


Hyper-sensitive person: That person over there has a severe weight deficiency.
Normal Guy: Huh? All I see is some fat dude.
Hyper-sensitive person: Don't say that! It's offensive.
Normal Guy: *Rolls his eyes* You've got to be kidding me.


Normal person: HEY! Merry Christmas!
Hyper sensitive: I think the term you're looking for is "Happy Holidays".
Normal Person: Whatever...call it what you want, I'm getting presents anyway.
by Therevolutionwillbetelevised July 21, 2008

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