coprolalia

noun
cop·​ro·​la·​lia | \ ˌkä-prə-ˈlā-lē-ə How to pronounce coprolalia (audio) \

Definition of coprolalia

: obsessive or uncontrollable use of obscene language

First Known Use of coprolalia

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coprolalia

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“Coprolalia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coprolalia. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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coprolalia

noun
cop·​ro·​la·​lia | \ -ˈlā-lē-ə How to pronounce coprolalia (audio) \

Medical Definition of coprolalia

1 : obsessive or uncontrollable use of obscene language
2 : the use of obscene (as scatological) language as sexual gratification

Other Words from coprolalia

coprolalic \ -​ˈlal-​ik How to pronounce coprolalic (audio) \ adjective

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