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Euphemism Quiz: Which of These Are Actual Euphemisms?


The definition of a euphemism is to use a less offensive word or phrase, like a safe word, that is less harsh and is considered to be a nicer way of saying it. For example, older women who like to date younger men are called cougars, which is a euphemism.

Another way to use a euphemism might be when you're describing something disgusting and you just don't want to repeat the more offensive word or phrase. It's a safe way to describe something to people without offending anyone, and it's used much more often in everyday language than most people realize.