- An inhibition or ban that results from social custom or emotional aversion.
- (in Polynesia) Something which may not be used, approached or mentioned because it is sacred.
- To mark as taboo.
- To ban.
- To avoid.
- Excluded or forbidden from use, approach or mention.
Etymology: Tongan tapu, which means prohibited. The word entered English around 1777.
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