Definition of C-word noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

C-word

 noun
noun
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; NAmE
 
(informal, sometimes offensive)
 
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used to replace a word beginning with C that you do not want to say, for example the offensive swear word ‘cunt’, or ‘cancer’ An employee who uses the C-word to a colleague will be suspended. I hate it when people refer to cancer as the C-word. For these men commitment is the dreaded C-word. compare F-word