American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several short English words generally regarded as vulgar or obscene.
- n. A reference to any of several of the strongest English swearwords that are also four letters long, especially those composing the so-called seven dirty words.
- n. A swearword or any words considered to be taboo in a given scenario, (regardless of how many letters are actually in the word or words in question).
- n. any of several short English words (often having 4 letters) generally regarded as obscene or offensive
“Once I’d stumbled onto her diary, spied her oh-so-arty, oh-so-angled photo hair: black, tousled; lips: pouting or bruised; background: rain-spattered car window; cumulative effect: heart-melting, I was in love or in lust, or in some as yet undetermined four-letter word beginning with L that referred to an intimate reaction only possible with a keyboard in front of you.”
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