dysphemism

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French dysphémisme. dys- after euphemism.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: dĭs'fə-mĭz"(ə)m, IPA(key): /ˈdɪs.fəˌmɪ.z(ə)m/

Noun[edit]

Examples

dysphemism (countable and uncountable, plural dysphemisms)

  1. (uncountable) The use of a derogatory, offensive or vulgar word or phrase to replace a (more) neutral original.
  2. (countable) A word or phrase that is used to replace another in this way.

Antonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

External links[edit]