l-word

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l-word (plural l-words)

  1. Any word beginning with l that is not normally taboo but is considered (often humorously) to be so in the given context.
    • 2010, Edgar Wright, Marc Platt, Eric Gitter, and Nira Park (producers), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Universal Pictures
      Wallace Wells: Break out the l-word.
      Scott Pilgrim: ‘Lesbian’?
      Wallace Wells: The other l-word.
      Scott Pilgrim: ... ‘lesbians’?
      Wallace Wells: It's ‘love’, Scott.
      (later in the film:)
      Scott Pilgrim: Because I'm in lesbians with you.
      Ramona V. Flowers: ... what?
    1. (euphemistic) The word love.
    2. (euphemistic) The word lesbian.

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