Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Topic: ANTHROPOLOGY

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Tongan
Origin: tabu

taboo

1 adjective
     
ta‧boo1
1 a taboo subject, word, activity etc is one that people avoid because it is extremely offensive or embarrassing:
Rape is a taboo subject.
2 not accepted as socially correct:
It's taboo to date a man a lot younger than you.
3SA too holy or evil to be touched or used
Word of the Day
The ANTHROPOLOGY
Word of the Day is:

Other related topics