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people-first language

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  • n. politically correct language referring to disabilities by avoiding adjectives or the copula.

Etymologies

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US English. Grammatically a nominal phrase "people first" used as a hyphenated adjective modifying "language". As a term advocated by disability rights organizations in the United States from 1988.

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