four-letter word

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four-letter word (plural four-letter words)

  1. A reference to any of several of the strongest English swearwords that are also four letters long, especially those composing the so-called seven dirty words.
  2. A swearword or any words considered to be taboo in a given scenario, (regardless of how many letters are actually in the word or words in question).
    To me, coming from you, 'Friend' is a four letter word. - Friend Is a Four-Letter Word, Cake