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verboten

[ver-boht-n; German fer-boht-n]
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adjective
  1. forbidden, as by law; prohibited.
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Origin of verboten

1910–15; < German: past participle of verbieten to forbid
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  • Then, with gestures which could not be mistaken he repeated gruffly, “Verboten.”

    The Island Mystery

    George A. Birmingham

  • "But to eat before mess, it is verboten," declared the guide.

  • It is verboten for children and nurse girls to occupy all the benches in the parks.

    Germany in War Time

    Mary Ethel McAuley

  • It is verboten to sell short weights, and for this the punishment is severe.

    Germany in War Time

    Mary Ethel McAuley

  • It is verboten to take dogs into restaurants and grocery stores.

    Germany in War Time

    Mary Ethel McAuley


British Dictionary definitions for verboten

verboten

adjective
  1. forbidden; prohibited
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Word Origin and History for verboten

adj.

German, literally "forbidden" (see forbid).

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