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  1. dirty wordnoun

    profanity, oath, curse word, curse

  2. dirty wordnoun

    A word that is considered vulgar, not necessarily sexual in nature.

    The child was made to sit in the corner as punishment for saying a dirty word.

    curse word, curse, profanity, oath

  3. dirty wordnoun

    The name of a topic that a person does not like to hear or discuss.

    Work is a dirty word to him.

    oath, curse word, curse, profanity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obscenity, smut, vulgarism, filth, dirty wordnoun

    an offensive or indecent word or phrase

    commonness, coarseness, bawdiness, soil, salacity, grunge, porno, vulgarity, filthiness, skank, carbon black, grease, obscenity, soot, foulness, lampblack, vulgarism, grime, erotica, lewdness, grossness, dirt, smut fungus, smut, filth, pornography, nastiness, raunch, porn, salaciousness, crock, stain, crud

  2. dirty wordnoun

    a word that is considered to be unmentionable

    "`failure' is a dirty word to him"

    obscenity, vulgarism, smut, filth

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  1. Glenn Bramhall:

    I'm going to use a dirty word, I'm going to say the word profile. It's able to profile aircraft or objects that are flying through space.

  2. Hal Singer:

    ' Novel' is a dirty word in antitrust, it doesn't matter if it's a Democratic-appointed judge or a Republican-appointed judge — they're all conservative in the sense that they're worried about their opinions being appealed.

  3. Tommy Chong:

    To me, Bernie seems more suited for the country, there was some writer from the Washington Post who said that Bernie would be a disaster because he's a socialist. Well, people don't realize that ... in the last eight years, socialism is not a dirty word anymore.

  4. Penn Jillette:

    There seems to be one person in this race who's actually genuine and not crazy. And that's Bernie, he uses the word socialist, which in the United States is what? Sixty percent socialist now? We're a mixed economy. This is all stuff a libertarian probably shouldn't say, but 'socialist' isn't a dirty word. It's a different way of looking at how the government works.

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  • SchimpfwortGerman
  • [[ruma]] [[sana]], kirosanaFinnish
  • gros motFrench
  • [[бранный, ругательство, [[неприличный, [[ругательныйRussian
  • [[rumsren]]t [[ord]], [[vulgär]]t [[ord]]Swedish
  • kötü sözTurkish

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