coprolalia

noun

cop·​ro·​la·​lia ˌkä-prə-ˈlā-lē-ə How to pronounce coprolalia (audio)
: obsessive or uncontrollable use of obscene language

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coprolalia was in 1886

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“Coprolalia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coprolalia. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

coprolalia

noun

cop·​ro·​la·​lia -ˈlā-lē-ə How to pronounce coprolalia (audio)
1
: obsessive or uncontrollable use of obscene language
2
: the use of obscene (as scatological) language as sexual gratification
coprolalic adjective

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