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Etymology

From Ancient Greek εὐφημισμός (euphēmismos) < εὐφημίζω (euphēmizō) < εὔφημος (euphēmos)

Pronunciation

  • enPR: yoo͞'fə-mĭz"(ə)m, IPA: /ˈjuː.fəˌmɪ.z(ə)m/, SAMPA: /"ju:f@%mIz(@)m/

Noun

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euphemism

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euphemism (s)
  1. (uncountable) The use of a word or phrase to replace another and that is considered less offensive or less vulgar than the word or phrase it replaces.
  2. (countable) (rhetoric) A word or phrase that is used to replace another in this way.

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