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l-word (plural l-words)

  1. (euphemistic) The word love.
  2. (euphemistic) The word lesbian.
  3. 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?

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