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[foul-mouth d, -moutht] /ˈfaʊlˈmaʊðd, -ˈmaʊθt/
using obscene, profane, or scurrilous language; given to filthy or abusive speech.
Origin of foulmouthed
First recorded in 1590-1600; foul + mouth + -ed3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Of this sort are the vulgar railers at religion, the foul-mouthed beliers of the Christian faith and history.

    Aids to Reflection Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • One was an American "tough," the other a lazy, foul-mouthed Swede.

    The Call Of The South Louis Becke
  • Say that again, you foul-mouthed dog o' Fife, and I'll gralloch you like a deer!

    Doom Castle Neil Munro
  • Shame on a gentleman for hearkening to the foul-mouthed villains one moment.

    Two Penniless Princesses Charlotte M. Yonge
  • A notion that it 'ud be a good day's work to shoot you fo' a foul-mouthed, lyin', stealin' crook!

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for foul-mouthed


given to using obscene, abusive, or blasphemous language
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for foul-mouthed

also foulmouthed, 1590s, apparently first in Shakespeare ["Henry IV," 1596].

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for foul-mouthed



Obscene and profane in speech; filthy: a foulmouthed retort (1596+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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