meaning <of/ for> "swear word"?


Senior Member
What is the meaning of "swear word"?

And do you think I should write "for" instead of "of"?

I guess, that means a bad word.
  • Joelline

    Senior Member
    American English
    "meaning of" is perfectly correct here.

    A "swear word" is, indeed, a "bad word." It can also be called a "profanity," a "cuss word," a "vulgar" word, or a "dirty" word. It is a word that some say that one generally should not use except with friends or family (and even then, some may be offended by the use of these words).