Dirty-word meaning

An obscene or vulgar word.
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A word, expression, or concept viewed as odious or intolerable.

A feisty campaigner to whom “give up” was a dirty word.

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An obscene or coarse word.
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Any word or phrase considered unpleasant or offensive in a specific place or context.
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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.

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

Work is a dirty word to him.

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