bad word

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 ?
"I -- I want to say a bad word, Anne," blurted out Davy, with a desperate effort.
"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?"
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.
"Bad words were made for bad things," said Ginger, and she told him what Sir Oliver had said.
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.
My dad heard me using a very bad word and he took 50p off me.
I will remember him as a lovely, lovely man who never had a bad word about anybody and nobody had a bad word about him.'
Whenever I hear the expression, bon mot , it reminds me of the words of many a bereaved family who tell me that their loved one ``never had a bad word for anyone.
When she heard him uttering the bad word she says she gave him "a tap" and he roared crying.
They can slag me off all they like but I want them to know I forgive them for every bad word they ever said about me."
Whenever I hear the expression bon mot it reminds me of the words of many a bereaved family who tell me that their loved one ``never had a bad word for anyone.