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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Vulgarity.
  • n. A crudely indecent word or phrase; an obscenity.
  • n. A word, phrase, or manner of expression used chiefly by uneducated people.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A word or term that is considered offensive or vulgar.
  • n. A spelling, word, or phrase used in common speech that is considered improper or incorrect for formal communication.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Grossness; rudeness; vulgarity.
  • n. A vulgar phrase or expression.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Coarseness, rudeness, or grossness of manners; vulgarity; commonness.
  • n. A phrase or expression used only in common colloquial, especially in coarse, speech.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of lacking taste and refinement
  • n. an offensive or indecent word or phrase

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