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Adjective: tabu  tu'boo
  1. Forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
    - taboo
  2. Excluded from use or mention
    "tabu fruit";
    - forbidden, out, prohibited, proscribed, taboo, verboten
Noun: tabu  tu'boo
  1. A prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature
    - taboo
  2. An inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
    - taboo

Derived forms: tabus

See also: impermissible, sacred

Type of: bias, inhibition, preconception, prejudice

Encyclopedia: Tabu, a Story of the South Seas