taboo

[adj] - forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands 2. [n] - a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature 3. [n] - an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion 4. [v] - declare as sacred...
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Taboo

Ta·boo' noun A total prohibition of intercourse with, use of, or approach to, a given person or thing under pain of death, -- an interdict of religious origin and authority, formerly common in the islands of Polynesia; interdiction. [ Written also tabu .]
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Taboo

Ta·boo' transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tabooed ; present participle & verbal noun Tabooing .] To put under taboo; to forbid, or to forbid the use of; to interdict approach to, or use of; as, to taboo the ground set a...
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Taboo

Ta·boo' adjective [ Written also tapu .] [ Polynesian tabu , tapu , sacred, under restriction, a prohibition.] Set apart or sacred by religious custom among certain races of Polynesia, New Zealand, etc., and forbidden to certain persons or uses; hence, prohibited under severe penalt...
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taboo

Any negative tradition or behaviour that is generally regarded as harmful to social welfare and forbidden within a cultural or social group. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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taboo

tabu adjective forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
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taboo

tabu noun an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
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taboo

tabu noun a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature
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taboo

(tă-boo´) any of the negative traditions, objects, or behaviors generally regarded as harmful to social welfare and therefore prohibited. excluded from use; prohibited.
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Taboo

• (a.) Set apart or sacred by religious custom among certain races of Polynesia, New Zealand, etc., and forbidden to certain persons or uses; hence, prohibited under severe penalties; interdicted; as, food, places, words, customs, etc., may be taboo. • (v. t.) To put under taboo; to forbid, or to forbid the use of; to interdict approach t...
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taboo

the prohibition of an action or the use of an object based on ritualistic distinctions of them either as being sacred and consecrated or as being ... [23 related articles]
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Taboo

[Don Omar song] `Taboo` is the second single from Don Omar`s collaborative album Meet the Orphans released in January 24, 2011 through Universal Latino. The song is re-adapted version from Los Kjarkas`s song `Llorando se fue` most commonly known for its use in Kaoma`s 1989 hit single `Lambada` fused with Latin beats. The song peaked at numb...
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Taboo

[1922 play] Taboo is a play first performed in 1922, written by Mary Hoyt Wiborg. It is set on a plantation in Louisiana before the American Civil War and in Africa. It opened on April 4, 1922 in the Sam Harris Theater, Harlem. It starred Margaret Wycherly, the only white member of the cast, Paul Robeson, other African American actors, and ...
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Taboo

[book] Taboo is a monograph based on a series of lectures by Franz Steiner, now considered to be a classic in the field of social anthropology. The volume was published posthumously, edited by Steiner`s student Laura Bohannan, and the first edition, brought out in 1956, contained a preface by his mentor E. E. Evans-Pritchard. The lectures a...
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Taboo

[Kumi Koda song] Taboo (stylized as TABOO) is the 41st single released in by Kumi Koda. The single was released on October 8, 2008, in time for Halloween, and contained the title track, its remix, the B-side Always, and instrumentals for both tracks. The Playroom special edition of the CD contained an alternate front cover, and was speciall...
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taboo

taboo or tabu (both: tăbOO', tu–) , prohibition of an act or the use of an object or word under pain of punishment. Originally a Polynesian word, taboo can apply to the sacred or consecrated or to the dangerous, unclean, and forbidden. A taboo can be placed on an object, person, plac...
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Taboo

Taboo (tabu, tapu) is a Polynesian word meaning 'thou shall not....'. It is a system of prohibitions and an elaborate code of things which may not be done, touched or approached.
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taboo

Type: Term Pronunciation: tă-bū′ Definitions: 1. Restricted, prohibited, or forbidden; set apart for religious or ceremonial purposes.
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taboo

Prohibition applied to magical and religious objects. In psychology and the social sciences the term refers to practices that are generally prohibited because of religious or social pressures; for example, incest is forbidden in most societies
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Taboo

[drink] Taboo is a fruit-flavoured spirit made in the UK. Its main ingredients are vodka, white wine and exotic fruit juices. Its alcohol content is 14.9% (29.8 proof). Taboo was first put out on the market in 1988 by drinks company First Drink. However after a honeymoon period for the product up until the early 1990s the company spent very...
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Taboo

[Wildstorm] Taboo is the name of a fictional character from the Wildstorm universe that first appeared in Backlash #1 in 1994, she quickly became a major supporting character in the series and Backlash`s main love interest. ==Fictional character biography== Born in Queens, New York, Amanda Reed`s mother died when she was still young. Her fa...
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Taboo

[rapper] Jaime Luis Gómez (born July 14, 1975), better known by his stage name Taboo, is an American singer, actor, and rapper best known as a member of the group The Black Eyed Peas. ==Personal life== Taboo was born in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California. His father is Mexican American and mother is Mexican American and Shoshone Native...
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Taboo

[disambiguation] A taboo is a social prohibition or ban. Taboo may also refer to: == Film, television, and plays == == Literature == ==Music== == See also == ...
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Taboo

[musical] Taboo is a stage musical with a book by Mark Davies Markham (extensively rewritten for the Broadway production by Charles Busch), lyrics by Boy George, and music by George, John Themis, Richie Stevens and Kevan Frost. Set in an abandoned London warehouse, the partly imagined story of a group of club `names` set in the location of ...
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Taboo

[game] Taboo is a word guessing party game published by Hasbro in 1989. The objective of the game is for a player to have their partners guess the word on the player`s card without using the word itself or five additional words listed on the card. The game is similar to Catch Phrase, also from Hasbro, in which a player tries to get his or h...
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