bowdleriser


bowdleriser
noun
a person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages
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Thomas Bowdler was a famous expurgator

Syn: ↑expurgator, ↑bowdlerizer
Derivationally related forms: ↑bowdlerise, ↑bowdlerize (for: ↑bowdlerizer), ↑expurgate (for: ↑expurgator)
Hypernyms: ↑editor, ↑editor in chief

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bowdˈlerizer or bowdˈleriser noun
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Main Entry:bowdlerize

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  • bowdlerizer — noun a person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages Thomas Bowdler was a famous expurgator • Syn: ↑expurgator, ↑bowdleriser • Derivationally related forms: ↑bowdlerise (for: ↑bowdleriser), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • expurgator — noun a person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages Thomas Bowdler was a famous expurgator • Syn: ↑bowdlerizer, ↑bowdleriser • Derivationally related forms: ↑bowdlerise (for: ↑bowdleriser), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bowdlerise — /ˈbaʊdləraɪz / (say bowdluhruyz) verb (t) (bowdlerised, bowdlerising) to expurgate prudishly. Also, bowdlerize. {from Thomas Bowdler, who in 1818 published an expurgated edition of Shakespeare} –bowdlerism, noun –bowdlerisation… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bowdlerise — verb edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate bowdlerize a novel • Syn: ↑bowdlerize, ↑expurgate, ↑castrate, ↑shorten • Derivationally related forms: ↑castration ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • editor in chief — noun a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication; the person who determines the final content of a text (especially of a newspaper or magazine) • Syn: ↑editor • Derivationally related forms: ↑editorial (for: ↑editor),… …   Useful english dictionary


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