dirty word

dirty word

noun
1.
a vulgar or taboo word; obscenity.
2.
any word, name, or concept considered reprehensible or unmentionable; anathema: “Lose” is a dirty word to this team.

Origin:
1835–45

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dirty word

noun
1. an offensive or indecent word or phrase [syn: obscenity
2. a word that is considered to be unmentionable; "'failure' is a dirty word to him" 
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