dirty word

noun

Definition of dirty word

:a word, expression, or idea that is disagreeable or unpopular in a particular frame of reference

Examples of dirty word in a Sentence

  1. The movie is just a lot of sex, violence, and dirty words.

  2. They regard taxes as a dirty word.

  3. The way he acts, you'd think compassion was a dirty word.

First Known Use of dirty word

circa 1774


DIRTY WORD Defined for English Language Learners

dirty word

noun

Definition of dirty word for English Language Learners

  • : an offensive word

  • : a word, subject, or idea that is disliked by some people



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