verboten

[ ver-boht-n; German fer-boht-n ]
/ vərˈboʊt n; German fɛrˈboʊt n /

adjective

forbidden, as by law; prohibited.

Nearby words

  1. verbigeration,
  2. verbing,
  3. verbose,
  4. verbosely,
  5. verbosity,
  6. verbum sap,
  7. vercelli,
  8. vercelli book,
  9. vercingetorix,
  10. verd antique

Origin of verboten

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

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British Dictionary definitions for verboten

verboten

/ German (fɛrˈboːtən) /

adjective

forbidden; prohibited
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Word Origin and History for verboten

verboten

adj.

German, literally "forbidden" (see forbid).

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