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The definition of verboten is German for forbidden.
If talking about politics at your dinner table is forbidden, political discussion is an example of something that is verboten.
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Origin: German, past participle of verbieten, to forbid, from Middle High German, from Old High German farbiotan; see bheudh- in Indo-European roots.