Dysphemism definition

disfəmizəm
The use of a word or phrase that is considered more distasteful, more offensive, etc. than another.
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A word or phrase so substituted (Ex.: stiff for corpse)
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(uncountable) The use of a derogatory, offensive or vulgar word or phrase to replace a (more) neutral original.
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(countable) A word or phrase that is used to replace another in this way.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dysphemism
Plural:
dysphemisms

Origin of dysphemism