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English definition of “dirty word”

dirty word

noun uk   us  
[C] a word that is connected with sex and considered offensive by many peopleSwearing and blasphemy [S] a word or an expression that refers to something that many people do not approve of: For the environmentally aware, "disposable" has become a dirty word.Swearing and blasphemy
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