swearword


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

swear·word

 (swâr′wûrd′)
n.
An obscene or blasphemous word.

swearword

(ˈswɛəˌwɜːd)
n
(Linguistics) a socially taboo word or phrase of a profane, obscene, or insulting character

swear•word

(ˈswɛərˌwɜrd)

n.
a word used in swearing or cursing; a profane or obscene word.
[1880–85, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swearword - profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or angerswearword - profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; "expletives were deleted"
profanity - vulgar or irreverent speech or action

swearword

noun
A profane or obscene term:
Informal: cuss.
Translations
nadávka
bandeord
kirosana
psovka
ののしり
저주의 말
svordom
คำสบถ
câu chửi thề

swearword

[ˈswɛəwɜːd] Npalabrota f, taco m

swearword

nFluch m, → Kraftausdruck m

swearword

[ˈswɛəˌwɜːd] nparolaccia; (curse) → bestemmia

swearword

شَتِيمَة nadávka bandeord Fluch βρισιά palabrota, taco kirosana gros mot psovka parolaccia ののしり 저주의 말 vloekwoord banneord przekleństwo palavrão ругательство svordom คำสบถ küfür câu chửi thề 骂人脏话
References in periodicals archive ?
It has all the attributes of the perfect Anglo-Saxon swearword.
A BEST-SELLING children's book is being removed from supermarket shelves after a complaint about a swearword by a housewife.
Poll's authority is undermined by each autograph he signs, every swearword he returns with interest when Premiership passions overflow.
North Wales Police's ludicrous investigation into a swearword allegedly uttered by the Prime Minister more than seven years ago has concluded there is no realistic prospect of a conviction.
As the working day got going in the US at least one mutation of the virus was suspected to have been found as a Utah university found its Internet site defaced with a swearword message about the US government.
There is also the bone idle to whom the word "work" is a four letter swearword.
A church hall, where 20 years ago God's praises were sung, now has clothing, record, and book stalls where one stall was promoting a band with a swearword in its name.
But to generations of school pupils, Larkin is better known for his famous use of a swearword in a 21-word poem on parents and the memorable lines in another: "Sexual intercourse began, In Nineteen Sixty Three, (Which was rather late for me), Between the end of the Chatterley ban, And the Beatles' first LP.
Closer to home, a swearword by mild-mannered former British Prime Minister John Major, caused him to soar in people's estimations.
Tina has peppered almost every sentence with a swearword and been caught chomping on her toenails and squeezing spots.
Unfortunately one hapless hack asterisked out the "mother" and left in the swearword.
And in 2001 Andre Agassi was fined 2,000 (pounds 1,250)after a line judge heard him mutter a swearword during his match against Patrick Rafter and scurried across the court to tell the umpire.