- the obsessive use of scatological language.
Origin of coprolalia
Examples from the Web for coprolalia
Historical Examples of coprolalia
At a later stage a fairly definite tendency to coprolalia became manifest.Tics and Their Treatment
- obsessive use of obscene or foul language
"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.
- The uncontrolled or involuntary use of obscene or scatological language that may accompany certain mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or Tourette's syndrome.