HyperDic: dirty_word

English > 2 senses of the expression dirty word:
NOUNcommunicationdirty word, obscenity, smut, vulgarism, filthan offensive or indecent word or phrase
communicationdirty worda word that is considered to be unmentionable
English > dirty word: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn offensive or indecent word or phrase.
Synonymsobscenity, smut, vulgarism, filth
Narrowerbawdry, bawdylewd or obscene / obscene talk or writing
scatologyA preoccupation / preoccupation with obscenity (especially that dealing with excrement or excretory functions)
BroaderprofanityVulgar or irreverent speech or action
Usageasshole, bastard, cocksucker, dickhead, shit, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick, whoreson, son of a bitch, SOBinsulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
bugger all, fuck all, Fanny Adams, sweet Fanny AdamsLittle or nothing at all
bullshit, bull, Irish bull, horseshit, shit, crap, dogshitobscene / obscene words for unacceptable behavior
chickenshitA false statement that is considered to indicate timidity or fear
cock, prick, dick, shaft, pecker, tool, putzobscene / obscene terms for penis
crap, dirt, shit, shite, poop, turdobscene / obscene terms for feces
fuck, fucking, screw, screwing, ass, nooky, nookie, piece of ass, piece of tail, roll in the hay, shag, shtupslang for sexual intercourse
peeing, pee, pissing, pissinformal terms for urination
Spanishobscenidad, vulgaridad, vulgarismo
Catalanobscenitat, vulgarisme, vulgaritat
English > dirty word: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA word that is considered to be unmentionable.
Example"'failure' is a dirty word to him"
BroaderwordA unit of language that native speakers can identify

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