Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dirty_word

2 senses of dirty word

Sense 1
obscenity, smut, vulgarism, filth, dirty word -- (an offensive or indecent word or phrase)
       => profanity -- (vulgar or irreverent speech or action)

Sense 2
dirty word -- (a word that is considered to be unmentionable; "`failure' is a dirty word to him")
       => word -- (a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning")

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