n. The uncontrolled, often obsessive use of obscene or scatological language that may accompany certain mental disorders, such as Tourette's syndrome. -- American Heritage Dictionary
Root: Greek "lalia," meaning "babbling" or "meaningless talk"
Prefix: Greek "copro," meaning "dung, excrement, feces"
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Words I'm Looking Up (One in an occasional series on words I'm looking up)
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