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word

noun (LANGUAGE UNIT)    /wɜːd/ US  /wɝːd/
A1 [C] a single unit of language that has meaning and can be spoken or written: Your essay should be no more than two thousand words long. Some words are more difficult to spell than others. What's the word for bikini in French? It's sometimes difficult to find exactly the right word to express what you want to say.Terminology and vocabulary the F-word, C-word, etc. used to refer to a word, usually a rude or embarrassing one, by saying only the first letter and not the whole word: You're still not allowed to say the F-word on TV in the US. So how's the diet going - or would you rather I didn't mention the d-word?Terminology and vocabulary
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