bad language

noun

Definition of bad language

: offensive or vulgar language She scolded the children for using bad language.

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“Bad language.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bad%20language. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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