|Origin:||Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825), English editor who removed impolite words from Shakespeare's plays|
Related topics: Literature
bowd‧ler‧ize also bowdlerise British English [transitive]
to remove all the parts of a book, play etc that you think might offend someone - used to show disapproval:
a bowdlerized version of 'Antony and Cleopatra'