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    Just as a verb is considered a gerund when using "ing," what is the specific type of noun when used as an epithet, e.g. he is a "bastard?"

    A friend and I were discussing various grammatical terms and this one stumped us.

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    Just as a verb is considered a gerund when using "ing," what is the specific type of noun when used as an epithet, e.g. he is a "bastard?"

    A friend and I were discussing various grammatical terms and this one stumped us.

    Thanks !
    noun: descriptive word or phrase
    noun: a defamatory or abusive word or phrase

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    You can call it a predicative nominative.

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