emvowel

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By analogy with disembowel; attributed to Henry Fielding (1707-1754).

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emvowel (third-person singular simple present emvowels, present participle emvowelling, simple past and past participle emvowelled)

  1. (dated, humorous) To replace a portion of a person's name with a dash in printing, in order to avoid libel.