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English noun: dirty word

1. dirty word (communication) an offensive or indecent word or phrase


Synonymsfilth, obscenity, smut, vulgarism


Broader (hypernym)profanity


Narrower (hyponym)bawdry, bawdy, scatology


Domain usage membersass, asshole, bastard, bugger all, bull, bullshit, chickenshit, cock, cocksucker, crap, crap, dick, dickhead, dirt, dogshit, Fanny Adams, fuck, fuck all, fucking, horseshit, Irish bull, mother fucker, motherfucker, nookie, nooky, pecker, pee, peeing, peter, piece of ass, piece of tail, piss, pissing, poop, prick, prick, putz, roll in the hay, screw, screwing, shaft, shag, shit, shit, shit, shite, shitless, shtup, SOB, son of a bitch, sweet Fanny Adams, tool, turd, whoreson

2. dirty word (communication) a word that is considered to be unmentionable


Samples`failure' is a dirty word to him.


Broader (hypernym)word









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