snarl word

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snarl word (plural snarl words)

  1. A derogatory term that cannot be used in a neutral or positive way.
    • 2011, Jay A. Gertzman, Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940
      His trenchant criticisms of the Church's repression, wielding the snarl word “smut” and the shibboleth “decency,” of liberal political and social ideas regarding divorce, sex education, family planning, and abortion include a discussion of the considerable 1938 success of the fledgling NODL in getting magazines removed from various points of sale.

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