coprolalia

[ kop-ruh-ley-lee-uh ]
/ ˌkɒp rəˈleɪ li ə /

noun Psychiatry.

the obsessive use of scatological language.

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Origin of coprolalia

OTHER WORDS FROM coprolalia

cop·ro·la·li·ac [kop-ruh-ley-lee-ak], /ˌkɒp rəˈleɪ liˌæk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for coprolalia

coprolalia
/ (ˌkɒprəˈleɪlɪə) /

noun

obsessive use of obscene or foul language
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Medical definitions for coprolalia

coprolalia
[ kŏp′rə-lālē-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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