List of English-language euphemisms for profanities

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This is a list of notable euphemisms for profanities in the English language.

A euphemism is a common word or phrase intended to soften the harshness of a literal meaning. A profanity is a word that is considered vulgar, obscene, and/or offensive.[clarification needed]

For a more complete list see the associated category at Wiktionary.

Notable Idioms In English
Euphemism Vulgarity Region Source Notes
Bleeding Bloody England
Bog off Fuck off
Piss off
Bugger off
Rack off Fuck off
Piss off
Bugger off
Dang Damn USA
Darn Damn Scotland
Deuced Damned
Dipstick Dipshit England
F(Eff)* Fuck
F(Eff)-ing Fucking
F-bomb Fuck
F-word Fuck
Feck Fuck Ireland
Freaking Fucking
Friggin' Fucking England
Fudge Fuck
Crud Crap
Ruddy Bloody
C-word Cunt
N-word Nigger
Bloomin' Bloody England
Ficken** Fuck England
Scheiße (shizer)*** Shit England
Ficken Scheiße Fucking Shit England

*Usually used in the context "F-off" (fuck off).

**Derived from the German for "Fuck".

***Derived from the German for "Shit".

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