Call one names

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Definition

He was calling me names!: he was insulting me, he was saying rude things to me, he was applying offensive labels to me
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.

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