D


D
   anything taboo beginning with the letter D
   Usually damn, damned, damnable, and the like which used to be less socially acceptable in polite speech than they are today:
    And at last he flung out in his violent way, and said, with a D, 'Then do as you like.' (C. Dickens, 1861)
   The big D is death:
    The systematic encroachment of the big D. (le Carré, 1980)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.


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