curse word

noun
1.
a profane or obscene word, especially as used in anger or for emphasis.
2.
any term conceived of as offensive.

Origin:
1870–75

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Example sentences
Do not be afraid to write a curse word in its entirety in the affidavit.
Several of them denied ever hearing another staff member even utter a curse word around the detainees.
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