w-word

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w-word (plural w-words)

  1. (euphemistic) The word whore.
  2. (euphemistic) The word wank or wanker.
  3. (euphemistic) The word wetback.
  4. (humorous) Any word beginning with w that is not normally taboo but is considered (often humorously) to be so in the given context.
    • 1989, Grant Naylor, Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers
      'We're going mining,' said Lister. 'We're not in the heats of "Come Jiving", we're going to work.'
      'Hey - I do not do the "W" word.'
      'We're all doing the "W" word,' said Lister.

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