curse word

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Noun1.curse word - profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or angercurse word - profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; "expletives were deleted"
profanity - vulgar or irreverent speech or action
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There are no guarantees (athletes won't curse) even if we tell them it's a live broadcast,'' said Burton, who admitted he wasn't even aware of the slipup nearly two weeks ago after the Lakers-San Antonio game when Malone's curse word went out over the air.
It will be interesting to see whether Streep's favorite curse word or Moore's favorite sound (two of Lipton's stock questions) proves a bigger draw than his interview last weekend with the voice cast of ``The Simpsons.
They are saying there is a precedent, because Johnny Sauter said a curse word and was fined,'' Earnhardt said.
Wheeler said that it was also possible that the alarm call was not meant as an alarm, but was "kind of like a monkey curse word.
Now, I'm not even using the symbol, I'm using the word, so the record company sort of created a new curse word, by default, for me," he added.
Eckersley's lack of a filter is part of his on-air charm, but it came back to haunt him when he used a curse word while trying to read Kevin Youkilis' lips after he got hit by a pitch on May 22.
He had argued that he was not guilty because the curse word was not an offence in his native Canada.
Some told of classmates that use the word "gay" almost as a curse word or as a way to denigrate someone or something, while others spoke of the years spent hiding their sexual identity out of fear of rejection.
That's the first time you'll ever hear me say a curse word.
Apparently it has become accepted practice that if one writes a curse word but misspells it, it is OK.
MTV has also embraced the campaign by bleeping out the R-word just like any other curse word or slur in shows like "The Real World" and "Teen Mom.