American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An obscene or blasphemous word.
- n. alternative spelling of swear word.
- n. profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
“Random House Children’s Books has agreed to remove a four-letter swearword from a popular book by Dame Jacqueline Wilson after complaints from Anne Dixon, who insists she is standing up for values of common decency.”
“And without emotion, all that is left of a swearword is the word itself, unlikely to soothe anyone's pain.”
“Hope" has of late become a kind of swearword for conservatives, so Daniels might have seemed to be winding up for a jab at Obama.”
“They seem to reflect a superstitious desire to thwart bad luck for invoking Christ's name while creating a socially acceptable swearword to use in public.”
“Every curse and swearword that Rasmussen had ever heard of tumbled through his head, fighting for airtime that none of them got.”
“Rick, I been kinda multitasking lately, but the casual swearword smackdown is on my radar.”
“Have you worked the casual swearword smackdown into the events of Clusterflockstock?”
“And yet these books abided by those standards for whose passing you give thanks, and included not a single swearword, not a single sex scene.”
“And yet these books abided by those standards for whose passing you give thanks, and included not a single swearword, not a single sex scene ....”
“Not once during the entire interview does Garcia utter a single swearword.”
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