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taboo

adjective
variants: also tabu

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taboo

noun
variants: also tabu

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The first known use of taboo was in 1777

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“Taboo.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/taboo. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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