Definition of scatology in English:

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scatology

Pronunciation: /skaˈtɒlədʒi/

noun

[mass noun]
1An interest in or preoccupation with excrement and excretion.
Example sentences
  • The subtle interweaving of scatology and death is positively Freudian.
  • But Sharon caught me off guard when she started to talk with some approval about scatology, a fetish whose adherents use feces to enhance sexual activity.
  • But it is not just sex that is fixated on waste and scatology; the characters within the film are painted with a misanthropic glee.
1.1Obscene literature that is concerned with excrement and excretion.
Example sentences
  • They aren't always polite in their writings; sometimes they use parody, satire and occasionally even scatology.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek skōr, skat- 'dung' + -logy.

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