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four-letter word

noun

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a disrespectful or indecent word or expression
  • clapped her hands over the toddler's ears so he wouldn't hear the four-letter word

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The first known use of four-letter word was in 1897

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“Four-letter word.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/four-letter%20word. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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