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profanity

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noun pro·fan·i·ty \prō-ˈfa-nə-tē, prə-\

Simple Definition of profanity

  • : offensive language

  • : an offensive word

Full Definition of profanity

plural pro·fan·i·ties

  1. 1 a :  the quality or state of being profane b :  the use of profane language

  2. 2 a :  profane language b :  an utterance of profane language

Examples of profanity

  1. The comic uses too much profanity.

  2. My mom will not tolerate profanity.

  3. I have never heard my father utter a single profanity.



1607

First Known Use of profanity

1607

Rhymes with profanity



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