disenvowel

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Compare envowel.

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disenvowel (third-person singular simple present disenvowels, present participle disenvowelling or disenvoweling, simple past and past participle disenvowelled or disenvoweled)

  1. Alternative form of disemvowel.
    • 2005, Ruth Wajnryb, “Bootleggers and Asterisks”, in Expletive Deleted: A Good Look at Bad Language, New York, N.Y.: Free Press, ISBN 978-0-7432-8757-9, page 187:
      Another swearing-curtailing device is to allow the taboo word but disenvowel it, so that fuck and cunt become "f-ck" and "c-nt."