An offensive word, used especially as an expression of anger.
- I talk to myself, and most of those words are swear words.
- She said she knows the word is a swear word, but ‘It is all in the context of what - of how it is used and when it is used.’
- In sensitive company it is accepted practice to substitute another word for the swear word which has caused the censors to issue the 18 certificate.
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