bowdlerizer
noun see bowdlerize

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  • bowdlerizer — See bowdlerism. * * * …   Universalium

  • bowdlerizer — noun a person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages Thomas Bowdler was a famous expurgator • Syn: ↑expurgator, ↑bowdleriser • Derivationally related forms: ↑bowdlerise (for: ↑bowdleriser), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bowdleriser — noun a person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages Thomas Bowdler was a famous expurgator • Syn: ↑expurgator, ↑bowdlerizer • Derivationally related forms: ↑bowdlerise, ↑bowdlerize (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • expurgator — noun a person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages Thomas Bowdler was a famous expurgator • Syn: ↑bowdlerizer, ↑bowdleriser • Derivationally related forms: ↑bowdlerise (for: ↑bowdleriser), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bowdlerize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Etymology: Thomas Bowdler died 1825 English editor Date: 1836 1. to expurgate (as a book) by omitting or modifying parts considered vulgar 2. to modify by abridging, simplifying, or distorting in style or content •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bowdlerize — bowdlerism, n. bowdlerization, n. bowdlerizer, n. /bohd leuh ruyz , bowd /, v.t., bowdlerized, bowdlerizing. to expurgate (a written work) by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or objectionable. Also, esp. Brit., bowdlerise. [1830… …   Universalium

  • censor — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. reviewer, critic; fault finder; watchdog. v. t. expurgate, delete; cut, edit; suppress, muzzle, silence. See deduction, secret. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. inspector, judge, expurgator, guardian of… …   English dictionary for students

  • willie-waught —    obsolete Scottish    a drink of intoxicant    Good willie meant hospitable and waught meant to drink deeply:     And we ll take a right guid willie waught was changed to, We ll give a right guid hearty shake , in deference to temperance… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • censor — 1. noun the film censors Syn: expurgator, bowdlerizer; examiner, inspector, editor 2. verb letters home were censored Syn: cut, delete parts of, make cuts in, blue pencil; edit, expurgate, bowdlerize, sanitize; informal cle …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • censor — n 1. examiner, reader, inspector, reviewer; expurgator, bowdlerizer, abridger, amender; Mrs. Grundy. 2. faultfinder, critic, criticaster, Inf. knocker; carper, complainer, caviler; castigator, chastiser, censurer, reprimander, chider, scold,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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