Meaning of dirty word

dirt'y word'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a vulgar or taboo word; obscenity.
  2. any word, name, or concept considered reprehensible or unmentionable; anathema: “Lose” is a dirty word to this team.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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