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[kop-ruh-ley-lee-uh] /ˌkɒp rəˈleɪ li ə/
noun, Psychiatry.
the obsessive use of scatological language.
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[kop-ruh-ley-lee-ak] /ˌkɒp rəˈleɪ liˌæk/ (Show IPA),
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obsessive use of obscene or foul language
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Word Origin and History for coprolalia

"obsessive use of obscene language, either through mental illness or perversion," 1886, from French coprolalie, coined 1885 by de la Tourette, from copro- "dung, filth" + Greek lalia "talk, prattle, a speaking," from lalein "to speak, prattle," of echoic origin.

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coprolalia in Medicine

coprolalia cop·ro·la·li·a (kŏp'rə-lā'lē-ə)
The uncontrolled or involuntary use of obscene or scatological language that may accompany certain mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or Tourette's syndrome.

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