swearword
noun Date: 1833 a profane or obscene oath or word

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  • swearword — [ swer,wɜrd ] noun count a word people use when they swear and that a lot of people consider offensive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • swearword — ☆ swearword [swer′wʉrd΄ ] n. a word or phrase used in swearing or cursing; profane or obscene word or phrase …   English World dictionary

  • swearword — UK [ˈsweə(r)ˌwɜː(r)d] / US [ˈswerˌwɜrd] noun [countable] Word forms swearword : singular swearword plural swearwords a word that people use when they swear and that a lot of people consider offensive …   English dictionary

  • swearword — noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger expletives were deleted • Syn: ↑curse, ↑curse word, ↑expletive, ↑oath, ↑swearing, ↑cuss • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • swearword — /swair werrd /, n. a word used in swearing or cursing; a profane or obscene word. [1880 85, Amer.; SWEAR + WORD] * * * …   Universalium

  • swearword — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A profane or obscene term: blasphemy, curse, epithet, expletive, oath. Informal: cuss. See DECENT, SACRED, WORDS …   English dictionary for students

  • swearword — see swear word …   English dictionary

  • swearword — n. curse, profane word, obscene word …   English contemporary dictionary

  • swearword — [ˈsweəˌwɜːd] noun [C] an offensive word that people use when they swear …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • swearword — swear•word [[t]ˈswɛərˌwɜrd[/t]] n. a word used in swearing or cursing; a profane or obscene word • Etymology: 1880–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

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