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expletive

noun

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a disrespectful or indecent word or expression
  • unleashed a slew of expletives upon losing the tennis match

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The first known use of expletive was in the 15th century

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“Expletive.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/expletive. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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