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    tabu

    tabu - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tabu

    Definition
    (noun) a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature
    Synonyms : taboo
    Definition
    (noun) an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
    Synonyms : taboo
    Definition
    (adj) forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
    Synonyms : taboo
    Definition
    (adj) excluded from use or mention
    Example Sentence
    • forbidden fruit
    • in our house dancing and playing cards were out
    • a taboo subject
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