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/ ˈswɛər ˌwɜrd /
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a word used in swearing or cursing; a profane or obscene word.
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Origin of swear word
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
Words nearby swear word
swear like a trooper, swear off, swear on a stack of Bibles, swear out, swear to, swear word, sweat, sweatband, sweat bee, sweat blood, sweatbox
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How to use swear word in a sentence
Used to be that if you said a swear word, your mama would wash your damn mouth out with soap.Calling BS on the Surge in Cursing by Beltway Politicians|Lauren Ashburn|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Tom said a very emphatic swear word, which does not look well in print, then buried his head in one of the sofa cushions.The White Shield|Myrtle Reed
Couldn't make out how many kinds of perfectly swear-word fool he was?Bunker Bean|Harry Leon Wilson
If he did not take a leaf out of the Icelanders' book and make use of their swear-word, Helvit!Across Iceland|William Bisiker
It has the advantage of meaning nothing, and that is precisely what a swear word should mean.Windfalls|(AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
This somewhat shocked the ladies, but Mrs. Mayston Ryle could not spoil her point by the omission of a swear word.Mrs. Craddock|W. Somerset Maugham
British Dictionary definitions for swear word
/ (ˈswɛəˌwɜːd) /
a socially taboo word or phrase of a profane, obscene, or insulting character
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