[foul-mouth d, -moutht]


using obscene, profane, or scurrilous language; given to filthy or abusive speech.

Origin of foulmouthed

First recorded in 1590–1600; foul + mouth + -ed3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for foul-mouthed

Contemporary Examples of foul-mouthed

Historical Examples of foul-mouthed

  • Shame on a gentleman for hearkening to the foul-mouthed villains one moment.

    Two Penniless Princesses

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • One was an American "tough," the other a lazy, foul-mouthed Swede.

  • It was at the commencement of this terrific scene that I shot the foul-mouthed singer.

    Queen Sheba's Ring

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Say that again, you foul-mouthed dog o' Fife, and I'll gralloch you like a deer!

    Doom Castle

    Neil Munro

  • She was, or pretended to be, very wroth, and she was also foul-mouthed.

British Dictionary definitions for foul-mouthed



given to using obscene, abusive, or blasphemous language
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Word Origin and History for foul-mouthed

also foulmouthed, 1590s, apparently first in Shakespeare ["Henry IV," 1596].

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