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