swear jar

[swair jahr]


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!

Nearby words

  1. swbw,
  2. swear,
  3. swear at,
  4. swear by,
  5. swear in,
  6. swear like a trooper,
  7. swear off,
  8. swear on a stack of bibles,
  9. swear out,
  10. swear to

Origin of swear jar

First recorded in 1965–70

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