Definitions for tabutəˈbu, tæ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ta•butəˈbu, tæ-(adj.; n.)(pl.)-bus

  1. Category: Anthropology, Common Vocabulary

    Ref: taboo .

Princeton's WordNet

  1. taboo, tabu(noun)

    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(adj)

    an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion

  3. taboo, tabu(adj)

    forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands

  4. forbidden, out(p), prohibited, proscribed, taboo, tabu, verboten(adj)

    excluded from use or mention

    "forbidden fruit"; "in our house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo subject"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tabu

    see Taboo


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tabu(adjective)

(something) forbidden for religious reasons or because it is against social custom

Alcohol is (a) taboo in Muslim societies.

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