[ swair jahr ]
/ ˈswɛər ˌdʒɑr /
a container into which a fine is paid when someone who has agreed to limit the use of profanity uses language that is vulgar, profane, or obscene: The swear jar didn't stop my uncle from cussing, but Mom let me use the money to buy a video game—so it worked out for me!
What’s The Difference Between Cussing, Swearing, And Cursing?It’s probably safe to assume that as long as humans have been speaking, we’ve been cussing and cursing. What can the connection between “curse,” “swear,” “cuss” and “profanity” tell us about all the words we aren’t supposed to say, yet say with great frequency? Cursing vs. cussing Placing a curse obviously isn’t the same as uttering curse words, but both concepts start with the Christian Church. …
Origin of swear jar
First recorded in 1965–70
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