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Idioms about foul

Origin of foul

before 900; (adj. and noun) Middle English ful, foul,Old English fūl; cognate with Gothic fuls,Old Norse fūll,Old High German fūl; akin to Latin pūspus, pūtēre to stink, Greek pýon pus; (adv.) Middle English fule, foule, derivative of the adj.; (v.) Middle English fulen, derivative of the adj.

synonym study for foul

3. See dirty.

OTHER WORDS FROM foul

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH foul

foul , fowl
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How to use foul in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for foul

See also foul up

Derived forms of foul

foully, adverb

Word Origin for foul

Old English fūl; related to Old Norse fūll, Gothic fūls smelling offensively, Latin pūs pus, Greek puol pus
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Other Idioms and Phrases with foul

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