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four-letter word

noun [C] uk   /ˌfɔːlet.əˈwɜːd/  us   /ˌfɔː.let̬.ɚˈwɝːd/
a short word that is considered to be extremely rude and offensive: Four-letter words are often edited out of films before they are shown on television.
Translations of “four-letter word”
in Chinese (Traditional) (四字母的)粗俗下流詞,髒字…
in Chinese (Simplified) (四字母的)粗俗下流词,脏字…
(Definition of four-letter word from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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