Definition of Tabu in English :

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Tabu meaning in English

Meaning of Tabu in English

Pronunciation of Tabu in English

Tabu pronunciation in English

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1. taboo, tabu

a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature

2. taboo, tabu

an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion


3. taboo, tabu

forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands

4. forbidden, out, prohibited, proscribed, taboo, tabu, verboten

excluded from use or mention

Example Sentences:
'forbidden fruit'
'in our house dancing and playing cards were out'
'a taboo subject'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun, adjective, verb transitive
alt. sp. of

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see synonyms of tabu
n., adj. & v.
Variant of taboo.

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