Definition of dysphemism
: the substitution of a disagreeable, offensive, or disparaging expression for an agreeable or inoffensive one; also : an expression so substituted
dysphemisticplay \ˌdis-fə-ˈmis-tik\ adjective
Origin and Etymology of dysphemism
dys- + -phemism (as in euphemism)
First Known Use: 1884See Words from the same year
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