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taboo Tweet Definition of taboo Like Definition of taboo on Facebook
noun
  1. An inhibition or ban that results from social custom or emotional aversion.
  2. (in Polynesia) Something which may not be used, approached or mentioned because it is sacred.
verb
  1. To mark as taboo.
  2. To ban.
  3. To avoid.
adjective
  1. Excluded or forbidden from use, approach or mention.
    • Incest is a subject in most soap operas.
tabu Tweet Definition of tabu Like Definition of tabu on Facebook
noun (alternative spelling of, taboo)      
teepee Tweet Definition of teepee Like Definition of teepee on Facebook
noun
  1. see tipi
tiki Tweet Definition of tiki Like Definition of tiki on Facebook
nounTiki
  1. Carved talisman in humanoid form, common to the cultures of the south Pacific Ocean.
tipi Tweet Definition of tipi Like Definition of tipi on Facebook
noun
  1. a cone-shaped tent traditionally used by many native peoples of the Great Plains of North America

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