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Also known as colloquial vocatives or faux intimates, ʜᴀɪʟɴᴀᴍᴇꜱ are terms of direct address used in casual situations as a substitute for “you” or for the formal “sir” or “ma’am”, like when you say “Hey dude” instead of “Hey you”.

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As a man, I still consider it derogatory and would not use it in any normal conversation. I will agree that it's quite mild as a term, not a major insult, but it's still derogatory. It's originally …
answered Apr 2 '11 by Erik Johnson