Taint meaning

tānt
The perineum.
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(slang) The perineum.
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A trace of corruption, disgrace, evil, etc.
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Taint is defined as to make something decay or cause it to be impure.

An example of to taint is for a terrorist to put a chemical in the public water supply.

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The definition of a taint is something that corrupts or makes something undesirable.

An example of a taint is a criminal charge on someones permanent record.

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To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible.

A reputation that was tainted by allegations of illegal activity.

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An undesirable or corrupting influence or association.

Wanted to avoid the taint of an accounting scandal.

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An undesirable quality; a defect or shortcoming.
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To make morally corrupt.
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(obs.) To sully or stain.
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To become tainted.
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An infectious or contaminating trace; infection, decay, etc.
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Each system component cannot fully validate input. The concept of taint, therefore, is to mark particular inputs as having been entered by the user. Then, only a thorough deconstructing and reconstructing of the information can remove the taint. Although some programming languages such as Perl automate this kind of tracking, other languages such as C need manual tracking. Related to vulnerabilities used by crackers to break into systems; weak or insufficient validation of user input. Far too often, programmers expect that users will enter proper input. This leads to another problem: Programmers tend to omit critical system components to check for malicious users taking special care to craft input designed to exploit a system.The issue with input validation is that software system components reading and interpreting the input just do not know enough to properly validate it. Graham, R. Hacking Lexicon. [Online, 2001.] Robert Graham Website. http://www.linuxsecurity.com/resource_files/documentation/hacking-dict.html.
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A contamination, decay or putrefaction, especially in food.
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A mark of disgrace, especially on one's character; blemish.
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To contaminate or corrupt (something) with an external agent, either physically or morally.
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To spoil (food) by contamination.
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To be infected or corrupted; to be touched by something corrupting.
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To be affected with incipient putrefaction.

Meat soon taints in warm weather.

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A thrust with a lance, which fails of its intended effect.
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An injury done to a lance in an encounter, without its being broken; also, a breaking of a lance in an encounter in a dishonorable or unscientific manner.
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To damage, as a lance, without breaking it; also, to break, as a lance, but usually in an unknightly or unscientific manner.
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To hit or touch lightly, in tilting.
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(intransitive) To thrust ineffectually with a lance.
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Contraction of it ain’t.
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Origin of taint

  • Partly from obsolete taynt to color, dye (from Anglo-Norman teint) (from past participle of teindre) (from Latin tingere) and partly from Middle English tainten to convict (short for atteinten) (from Old French ataint) (past participle of ataindre to attain, touch upon attain)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From such phrases as ’tain’t asshole and ’tain’t pussy ’tain’t asshole and ’tain’t balls

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin tingere, tinctum via French teint (past participle of teindre (“to dye, to tinge"))

    From Wiktionary

  • From French atteinte (“a blow, stroke"). Compare with attaint.

    From Wiktionary

  • Reportedly from the phrase “'tain't your balls and 'tain't your ass".

    From Wiktionary