Meaning of “four-letter word” in the English Dictionary

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

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four-letter wordnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɔrˌlet̬·ər ˈwɜrd, foʊr/

a short, rude or offensive word

(Definition of “four-letter word” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)