Taboo: nm and adj. A taboo is a system of religious prohibitions applied to what is considered sacred or impure; ritual prohibition.
Adjective: Which is subject to taboo, excluded from common use by taboo.
Etymology of the word: In a 1777 translation of the voyage of the English navigator and cartographer James Cook (1728-1779) from the English taboo, from the Polynesian tapu "forbidden, sacred"....
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