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c-word (plural c-words)

  1. (euphemistic) The word cunt, camel-jockey, cock, clitoris, Chink, cracker or cancer, regarded as taboo words.
  2. Any word beginning with c that is not normally taboo but is considered (often humorously) to be so in the given context.
    • 2017 March 9, “Why I don’t Use the Word ‘Craft’ and Why You Shouldn’t Either”, in Brews and Bacon[1]:
      So, the term craft is now tainted. It’s association with weird beer imbibed by stuck up people is going to be hard one to shake. Anyone with that connection in their mind is instantly going to shut down when the c-word is mentioned.

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