un·​print·​able | \ ˌən-ˈprin-tə-bəl How to pronounce unprintable (audio) \

Definition of unprintable

: unfit to be printed especially : too obscene or offensive to be shown in print unprintable epithets

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Some of the team names will be filthy, funny and unprintable in a family newspaper. Karla Peterson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Over-the-Line's Miss Emerson Contest isn't what you think it is," 13 July 2018 Why are insults from foreign countries so much funnier and more unprintable than ours? Caroline Leavitt, SFChronicle.com, "'Calypso,' by David Sedaris," 22 June 2018 One Bataclan survivor invited Mr. Trump, on Twitter, to stick a handgun somewhere unprintable. Adam Nossiter, New York Times, "Emmanuel Macron’s Bromance With Trump Takes Its Toll at Home," 17 May 2018 Day or night, at any hour and across a dizzying array of sites, models of every shape, age and ethnicity perform all sorts of acts for group audiences, most of them unprintable in a newspaper for group audiences. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "'Cam Con' exposes a booming biz Florida doesn't talk about: selling live sex on line," 25 May 2018 Charles Haley and Kevin Gogan took turns telling unprintable stories. Chris Ballard, SI.com, "In Montana, a 49ers Reunion for Dwight Clark," 2 May 2018 In the 1990s, the Assembly engaged in a few torturous, embarrassing debates over gay rights, some of the rhetoric unprintable. George Skelton, latimes.com, "In her historic rise to California Senate leader, Toni Atkins brings hope for a calmer era in the Capitol," 22 Mar. 2018 Fans waved their arms, yelled unprintable words and drained Bud Lights. Hunter Woodall, kansascity, "‘Kind of a bummer’: Fans in Aggieville watch surprise season come to frustrating end | The Kansas City Star," 24 Mar. 2018 The show begin with a song whose title is unprintable on this site, and Rock treated fans to some of his most popular tunes as the concert wore on. Patrick Cooley, cleveland.com, "Kid Rock blends music and politics at The Q (photos)," 25 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of unprintable

1830, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unprintable

: too offensive or shocking to be printed or published
: unable to be printed

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