"sir reverence" Definition

  1. a corruption of the old phrase, SAVE YOUR REVERENCE, a sort of apology for alluding to anything likely to shock one’s sense of decency. _Latin_, SALVÂ REVERENTIÂ. _See_ Shakspeare’s _Romeo and Juliet_, act i. scene iv. From this it came to mean the thing itself—human ordure generally, but sometimes other indecencies.

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Position in the dictionary: 3157 of 4022 slang words.
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