A pejorative term, and straw man for a political movement fabricated by United States conservatives in about 1980 to discredit the liberal cause, and its ideas.
Whether it be any poorly handled incident where a home office minister gets ticked off for using 'nitty-gritty' in a speech, school children brought before judges for playground racial taunts, to reports of doctors reprimanded for not giving men cervical smears, they all propel an instruction of disapproval about 'politically correct madness' and for one purpose: to mock the entire liberal cause in the process. Plain-talking conservatives who yearn for 'common sense and clear thinking debate' would never fall to such liberal follies.

Thus, any environmental campaign, any discussion about global warming, any case of sexual harassment, or any response to racial prejudice, can be portrayed as the irrational exponents of 'political correctness'.
by Alan Mac June 11, 2006
One of the most annoying two words but together that mean shit.
Guy1: What you just said was not Politically Correct.

Guy2: Dude, shut the fuck up.
by abra1294 November 05, 2007
(adj) conforming in words and actions to the dominant culture's morality; using unoffensive speech except toward those deemed acceptable to demonize.
He's a bigot because he isn't politically correct.
by Naidlery August 23, 2008
a pejorative invented by conservatives so they can say whatever the hell they want without reprisal.
Kinda like a "get out of racism free" card. Go ahead and call Justice Sotomayor a spic on national radio, and when you get called out for it, blame the media for being too "politically correct".
"All Jews are good for nothing penny-pinchers! I would know, considering I've met every single one of them. What's that? You say I shouldn't assume things? Rot in hell, you politically correct bastard!"
-Conservative
by Submitter of Words June 28, 2011
After 2000 years, Jesus is still intimidating people...Nowadays it's "Happy Holidays!" and not "Merry Christmas" or perhaps "Winter Concert" instead of "Christmas Concert". How many holidays are there in February? Do you hear people saying "Happy Holidays" then? No, they say "Happy Valentines". BE CONSISTANT! "Oh, do you believe in love?"
Which is more offensive?
"Peace on Earth", or "Good will towards men"?
by Malex December 06, 2004
Not an asshole.
Whiny Guy: Why do people want me to be politically correct all the time? Boo hoo!
Reasonable Guy: You mean not an asshole?
by Something Else October 27, 2014
Used in order to control what people say in public. This is a type of language used mostly by white liberals and other whiney bitches. Makes it where Christianity is offensive and wrong but Islam, Buddhism, and Judiasm are really cool. Another form of liberalism where certain opinions and things are upheld and defended while other opinions and things are condemned and banned. See also: hypocrite.
Forget being Politically correct. You know what I would really love to do? I want to with the ACLU a "Merry Christmas!"
by The Kentucky Yankee November 06, 2005
A phrase taken from Mao's Little Red Book to describe terminology that is considered politically expedient.

Understood from a Western perspective as having the same connotation as the term Double Speak in George Orwell's novel 1984, which was written as a criticism of Communism at a time when Western powers were still allied with the USSR.

This western application of the term is often misused by uneducated morons in America to justify their refusal (or inability) to learn basic concepts, correct terminology, accepted behavior or even rudimentary spelling and grammar.
"I'd like a cheeseburger with a side of politically correct Freedom fries".

During World War I, referring to German measles as Liberty Measles was considered politically correct.

Prior to the Invasion of Iraq, it was considered politically correct to assume that the President wasn't a complete idiot.



by God_Almighty_Himself March 20, 2009

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