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reclaimed

in culture and linguists, a word that was once considered a slur to denigrate a demographic, that is now used as a term of empowerment, for example, the words gay and Queer.

Even though the words may be reclaimed, they may still prove controversial (as with Queer). Other words may be partially reclaimed, such as the words dyke or poof where it is considered inappropriate for – particularly – cishet (non Queer) people to use, and should be used with caution by those who are Queer.

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