"bowdlerization" Definition

  1. a term used in literary circles to signify undue strictness of treatment caused by over-modesty in editing a classic. To BOWDLERIZE is to emasculate through squeamishness. From the name (Bowdler) of one of Shakspeare’s “purifiers.”

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Position in the dictionary: 317 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: bowl out, bowlas, bowles, box the compass, box-harry, boy, brace up, bracelets, brads, brain-pan
Previous words in the dictionary: bow-catcher, bounder, bouncer, bounceable, bounce, botty, botts, bottom, bottle-holder, botheration!

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