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(preceded by the and an initial letter) a euphemistic way of referring to a word by its first letter because it is considered to be in some way unmentionable by the user: the C-word, meaning cancer
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Used in real or mock euphemisms to avoid saying a taboo or repulsive word: C-word, ''cancer''/ F-word, ''fuck''/ L-word, ''liberal''/ T-word, ''taxes'' (1980s+)

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