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noun impolite
  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    an offensive word for someone who is very stupid, annoying, or unpleasant

    Stop acting like a shithead!

    Submitted by Caleb Judy from United States on 01/01/2017

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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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