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- n. The use of a derogatory, offensive or vulgar word or phrase to replace a (more) neutral original.
- n. A word or phrase that is used to replace another in this way.
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- n. an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one
Late 19th century, dys- after euphemism. (Wiktionary)