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Definition of "swearword" []

  • An obscene or blasphemous word. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "swearword" in a sentence
  • "Random House Children’s Books has agreed to remove a four-letter swearword from a popular book by Dame Jacqueline Wilson after complaints from Anne Dixon, who insists she is standing up for values of common decency."
  • "And without emotion, all that is left of a swearword is the word itself, unlikely to soothe anyone's pain."
  • ""Hope" has of late become a kind of swearword for conservatives, so Daniels might have seemed to be winding up for a jab at Obama."
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