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verboten

[ver-boht-n; German fer-boht-n]
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adjective
  1. forbidden, as by law; prohibited.
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Origin of verboten

1910–15; < German: past participle of verbieten to forbid
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Related Words

bannedforbiddenprohibitedtabootabu

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  • Then, with gestures which could not be mistaken he repeated gruffly, “Verboten.”

    The Island Mystery

    George A. Birmingham

  • "But to eat before mess, it is verboten," declared the guide.

  • It is verboten for children and nurse girls to occupy all the benches in the parks.

    Germany in War Time

    Mary Ethel McAuley

  • It is verboten to sell short weights, and for this the punishment is severe.

    Germany in War Time

    Mary Ethel McAuley

  • It is verboten for you to play your piano in an apartment after ten o'clock at night.

    Germany in War Time

    Mary Ethel McAuley


British Dictionary definitions for verboten

verboten

adjective
  1. forbidden; prohibited
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Word Origin and History for verboten

adj.

German, literally "forbidden" (see forbid).

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