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Definition bowdlerize

Etymology

Named after English physician Thomas Bowdler (1754–1825). In 1818 he published a censored version of Shakespeare (The Family Shakespeare), expurgating “those words and expressions […] which cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family.”

Verb

bowdlerize (third-person singular simple present bowdlerizes, present participle bowdlerizing, simple past and past participle bowdlerized)

  1. To remove or alter those parts of a text considered offensive, vulgar, or otherwise unseemly.

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