taboo Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “taboo” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of taboo from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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taboonoun [C]

 us   /təˈbu, tæ-/ (plural taboos)
something that is ​avoided or ​forbidden for ​religious or ​socialreasons: Dealing with ​mentalillness is a ​sensitiveissue, with a lot of taboos.
adjective [not gradable]  us   /təˈbu, tæ-/
The ​articleanalyzes the ​ways in which ​Englishspeakersdeal with taboo words.
(Definition of taboo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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