As a verb phone
As a noun euphemism is
(uncountable) the use of a word or phrase to replace another with one that is considered less offensive, blunt or vulgar than the word or phrase it replaces.
Shortening of (telephone).
A device for transmitting conversations and other sounds in real time across distances.
* cell phone
* clamshell phone
* flip phone
* mobile phone
* phone sex
* phone tag
To call (someone) on the telephone.
* call, ring, telephone
* phone it in
* phone up
From (etyl) .
(phonetics) A speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties, considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language.
* fib'' for ''
* correctional facility'' for ''prison'' (compare dysphemism: ''slammer )
* sleep (with)]]'' for ''[[have sex, have sex (with)'' (compare dysphemisms: ''bang'', ''fuck )
* pass away'' for ''
* vertically challenged'' for ''short'' (physical stature; compare dysphemisms: ''midget'', ''dwarf )
(uncountable) The use of a word or phrase to replace another with one that is considered less offensive, blunt or vulgar than the word or phrase it replaces.
(countable) A word or phrase that is used to replace another in this way.