Call one names

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Definition

He was calling me names!: he was insulting me, he was calling me bad names
idiom
To call someone names is a non-vulgar expression which means 'to insult someone'. It is an expression particularly used by children:

He was calling me names, so I started crying and the teacher gave him detention.

Examples

  • "August 26th : I thought I heard server at station 12 calling me names."
  • "I was very rude and insulting to you, and in particular, I am sorry for calling you a C*%!"
  • "Horatio : You call me names?"

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