EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Psychiatry the obsessive use of scatological language. Related forms cop·ro·la·li·ac , [kop-r uh- ley-lee-ak] /ˌkɒp rəˈleɪ liˌæk/ adjective
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Word Origin and History for coprolalia n.
"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 [kŏp′rə-lā ′lē-ə] n. 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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