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bad word

A curse or swear word. You just said a bad word! I'm telling mom! Please try not to curse around the kids—I don't want them repeating any bad words!
See also: bad, word
References in classic literature ?
"Bad words were made for bad things," said Ginger, and she told him what Sir Oliver had said.
"But you don't want your mind filled with bad words, do you, Davy -- words that will poison it and drive out all that is good and manly?"
"I -- I want to say a bad word, Anne," blurted out Davy, with a desperate effort.
Don't use any bad words; and don't stare when the young lady is not looking at you, and be ready to hide your face when she is; and, when you speak, say your words slowly, and keep your hands out of your pockets.
'Papa told you not to say any bad words, and you can't open your mouth without one.
What she said in her lovely tinkle Wendy could not of course understand, and I believe some of it was bad words, but it sounded kind, and she flew back and forward, plainly meaning "Follow me, and all will be well."
Those are bad words, and wicked people often say them of others better than themselves.
It was beautiful to behold the many-yoked grain and cotton wagons crawling over the country roads: one could hear their axles, complaining a mile away, coming nearer, till with shouts and yells and bad words they climbed up the steep incline and plunged on to the hard main road, carter reviling carter.
Never a bad word have I for the French, for, though I have ridden twenty times up to their array, I have never yet failed to find some very gentle and worthy knight or squire who was willing to do what he might to enable me to attempt some small feat of arms.
Amid harsh criticism, Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has urged fans not to use bad words for them and asked for their support.
'Bad words reflect badly on a man's character and personality just as a man's word, according to a Khmer saying, are his worth, as the tusks of an elephant are its worth."
"These are the most shameful elections with the campaign being accompanied with threats, violence and bad words," he said after casting his ballot today, adding though, that nevertheless this is a very important day for Armenia.
Although the bad words may not be classified as cant or slang or dialect, to use them as part of one's linguistic equipment represents boorish impropriety.
The policewoman - of corporal rank - said that the prisoner assaulted her and used bad words against her.- Alamy Image
It's okay that there are those who speak bad words. We don't say anything and just let them be."