dysphemism definition

  • noun:
    • using a derogatory, unpleasant or vulgar word or phrase to replace a (much more) neutral original.
    • A word or term that is used to displace another in this manner.
    • an offensive or disparaging phrase which substituted for an inoffensive one
    • employing a derogatory, unpleasant or vulgar term or term to change a (more) simple initial.
    • A word or term that is used to restore another this way.
    • an offensive or disparaging appearance which substituted for an inoffensive one

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