Origin of verbotenGerman
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.
Origin of verbotenGerman past participle of verbieten to forbid from Middle High German from Old High German farbiotan ; see bheudh- in Indo-European roots.
- Especially verboten is the notion of listing on your invitation where you're registered.
- While it may seem sweets are verboten on a low carb diet, you might be surprised to learn several sweet snacks are "allowed."
- Just approaching the subject was verboten.
- We mutually agreed the subject of our tests was verboten until we were able to get together again in three weeks hence.