dirty word Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Definition of “dirty word” - English Dictionary

"dirty word" in British English

See all translations

dirty wordnoun

uk   us  
[C] a word that is ​connected with ​sex and ​consideredoffensive by many ​people [S] a word or an ​expression that refers to something that many ​people do not ​approve of: For the ​environmentallyaware, "​disposable" has ​become a ​dirty word.
(Definition of dirty word from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dirty word”
in Chinese (Simplified) 脏话,下流话, 忌讳性词语,不受欢迎的字眼…
in Chinese (Traditional) 髒話,下流話, 忌諱性詞語,不受歡迎的字眼…
What is the pronunciation of dirty word?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“dirty word” in English

Word of the Day


a natural ability or skill

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More