Meaning of “foul-mouthed” in the English Dictionary


"foul-mouthed" in English

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uk /ˌfaʊlˈmaʊðd/ us /ˌfaʊlˈmaʊðd/

Examples from literature

  • He had been a chronic deserter for years, had drank heavily, been foul-mouthed and abusive, while failing to support the family when at home, so that Mrs. Francis had only a little harder time when he was away. 
  • His son, however, was notorious as the most foul-mouthed, evil-living man in London, whose very contact was a pollution. 
  • I am not a foul-mouthed man, but I have used gross words and rough ones to describe them. 
  • The foul-mouthed priest had called him a coward, but he would be no coward. 
  • The girls are profane, contentious, foul-mouthed. 

(Definition of “foul-mouthed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)