swearword

[ swair-wurd ]
/ ˈswɛərˌwɜrd /

noun

a word used in swearing or cursing; a profane or obscene word.

Nearby words

  1. swear out,
  2. swear to,
  3. swear word,
  4. swearing,
  5. swearing-in,
  6. sweat,
  7. sweat bee,
  8. sweat blood,
  9. sweat bullets,
  10. sweat equity

Origin of swearword

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; swear + word

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British Dictionary definitions for swearword

swearword

/ (ˈswɛəˌwɜːd) /

noun

a socially taboo word or phrase of a profane, obscene, or insulting character
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