expletive deleted

   an obscenity
   Part of our linguistic debt to Richard Nixon, and perhaps also to Rose Mary Woods, who transcribed the tapes:
    Suddenly hearing that his words were being overheard by newsmen, Thompson ended with a grin and the words 'expletive deleted'. (Hackett, 1978)
   The Nixon transcriptions (tape 13 February 1973) also used adjective deleted and characterization deleted, neither of which has passed into the language.

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