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dirty word

noun

Simple Definition of dirty word

  • : an offensive word

  • : a word, subject, or idea that is disliked by some people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dirty word

  1. :  a word, expression, or idea that is disagreeable or unpopular in a particular frame of reference

Examples of dirty word in a sentence

  1. The movie is just a lot of sex, violence, and dirty words.

  2. They regard taxes as a dirty word.

  3. The way he acts, you'd think compassion was a dirty word.



Circa 1774

First Known Use of dirty word

circa 1774


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