English dictionary

taboo meaning and definition

TABOO noun

Definition of taboo (noun)

  1. a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature
  2. an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion

TABOO verb

Definition of taboo (verb)

  1. declare as sacred and forbidden

TABOO adjective

Definition of taboo (adjective)

  1. excluded from use or mention
  2. forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
Source: Princeton University Wordnet