dirty word

Definitions of dirty word
  1. noun
    an offensive or indecent word or phrase
    synonyms: filth, obscenity, smut, vulgarism
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    types:
    bawdry, bawdy
    lewd or obscene talk or writing
    scatology
    a preoccupation with obscenity (especially that dealing with excrement or excretory functions)
    type of:
    profanity
    vulgar or irreverent speech or action
  2. noun
    a word that is considered to be unmentionable
    “`failure' is a dirty word to him”
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    type of:
    word
    a unit of language that native speakers can identify
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