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four-letter wordnoun [C]

uk   /ˌfɔːlet.əˈwɜːd/  us   /ˌfɔː.let̬.ɚˈwɝːd/
a ​short word that is ​considered to be ​extremelyrude and ​offensive: Four-letter words are often ​edited out of ​films before they are ​shown on ​television.
(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)
Translations of “four-letter word”
in Chinese (Simplified) (四字母的)粗俗下流词,脏字…
in Chinese (Traditional) (四字母的)粗俗下流詞,髒字…
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