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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  1. n.
    a curse word; an informal word concerned with sex or excrement. : Some kid got the microphone and yelled a dirty word into it.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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