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verboten

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adjective ver·bo·ten \vər-ˈbō-tən, fər-, ver-\

Definition of verboten

  1. :  forbidden; especially :  prohibited by dictate



Examples of verboten

  1. <a college campus on which any form of hate speech was strictly verboten>



Origin of verboten

German, from Old High German farboten, past participle of farbioten to forbid (akin to Old English forbēodan to forbid), from far-, fur- for- + biotan to offer — more at bid


First Known Use: 1916

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