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taboo - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'taboo' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Taboo [ n.]
- A total prohibition of intercourse with, use of, or approach to, a given person or thing under pain of death, -- an interdict of religious origin and authority, formerly common in the islands of Polynesia; interdiction.
2 . Taboo [ v. t.]
- To put under taboo; to forbid, or to forbid the use of; to interdict approach to, or use of; as, to taboo the ground set apart as a sanctuary for criminals.

Meaning of 'taboo' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . taboo [ s]
Meaning (1):
- excluded from use or mention
Example in sentence:
  • a taboo subject;
  • forbidden fruit;
  • in our house dancing and playing cards were out