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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.
Etymology: Tongan tapu, which means prohibited. The word entered English around 1777.


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