swear word

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swear word

noun (usually plural) oath, curse, obscenity, expletive, four-letter word, cuss (informal), profanity I'd never heard a swear word in my life.
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I'm going to invent a swear word of my own," he declared.
most half a dozen -- and -- and -- I -- I said a swear word, Anne -- a pretty near swear word, anyhow -- and I called God names.
The film star also let slip a string of swear words.
The po-faced apology came as we learned the average Brit utters four swear words a week.
The trailer shows Beyonce robbing a bank in a skimpy bra, with plenty of guns, swear words and balaclavas.
Before playing, volunteers could only think of seven swear words.
Doubled up in pain and exhaustion on the touchline, the soldier appeared unaware that Prince Philip was standing only five yards away as he went through a lexicon of swear words to describe his agony.
Please do not use profanity, and do not use women in your swear words," read the statement.
A SCHOOL has sparked fury by teaching children as young as 11 highly offensive swear words.
Dr Stephens added: "Swearing is a very emotive form of language and our findings suggest over-use of swear words can water down their emotional effect.
In the present study referees were asked to pronounce their judgment about the use of individual swear words in a specific situation.
Alongside such illustrious company the Kevin Allen-directed flick - which follows the car-stealing Lewis brothers as they embark on a petty feud that spirals out of control - managed to pack 318 swear words into 99 minutes of film, at a rate of 3.