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General term for muggle-type terms?

Is there a general term to refer to "a semi-denigrating term used by a minority social group (not necessarily a racial group) to refer to the majority". Examples would be "muggle", "gentile", ...
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Terms for generic forms of 3D motion on the 3 axes

Consider up & down, left & right, and back & forth. Up & down can be stated generically as "vertical". Side-to-side is "lateral". What about back & forth?
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Term for the category which contains Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, etc?

Is there a specific word or term for the group of mythical holiday characters such as Santa Claus, the Easter bunny, Cupid, etc?
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Is automobiles only a “car”

If we go by the word it should be anything which can move(mobile) on its own. The etymology section under wikipedia suggest so. But dictionary, wikipedia etc. says that its meaning is car. My ...
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what is the name or term for someone with a faulty way of arguing?

What would be the term for some one. for example , who starts an argument by suggesting something absurd, or exaggerated - then as soon as i begin to speak OR begin to point out how obvious the ...
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What “All of is” means? [closed]

Question: Who wrote this music? Answer: All of is. I don't get it. Can someone help me here? Thanks.
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What is a “group of managers” called? [closed]

What is the term used for a "group of managers"? For example He has a fleet of managers or He has a legion of managers Though the sentences above might not be correct. I want to know that ...
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Does this device to restrict access to roads have a generic name?

I'm sure we've all seen these devices which can "lock" and "unlock" vehicle entry and exit to an alley / road /etc. They consist of one or several hefty steel or concrete "pillars" less than a metre ...
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Time format “10 to 10”

Can someone tell what does this time format "10 to 10" mean? Is it 9:50 or 10:10?
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A generic term for both fast-forward and rewind modes?

I'd like to add an option to some program that would control the speed (or more exactly the delay between steps) in fast-forward or rewind modes. I don't know how to name it. If it wasn't for the ...