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Origin of euphemism
OTHER WORDS FROM euphemism
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH euphemismeuphemism , euphuism
Example sentences from the Web for euphemism
Even today, dog meat—euphemistically called “fragrant meat”—is still consumed in many rural areas.China’s Dog-Dyeing Craze: Once Shunned, Pet Pooches Now Embraced|Melinda Liu|July 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Returns made about the time show a large number of slaves—euphemistically disguised as servants in some cases.
The Mosaic law authorizes a father to sell his daughter for a concubine or mistress (euphemistically translated “maid servant”).The Bible|John E. Remsburg
Some, we are told euphemistically, in a state bordering upon that in which they entered the world.From the North Foreland to Penzance|Clive Holland
They demanded that the power of Miloš should be limited by something which they euphemistically called "an organic regulation."The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1|Henry Baerlein
Thus ended a second 'run home' (as those trips were euphemistically called) of a year each.The 'Fan Kwae' at Canton Before Treaty Days 1825-1844|William C. Hunter
British Dictionary definitions for euphemism
Derived forms of euphemismeuphemistic, adjectiveeuphemistically, adverb
Word Origin for euphemism
Cultural definitions for euphemism
An agreeable word or expression substituted for one that is potentially offensive, often having to do with bodily functions, sex, or death; for example, rest room for toilet, lady of the evening for prostitute. The Nazis used euphemism in referring to their plan to murder the world's Jews (see also Jews) as “the Final Solution.”