Phone vs Euphemism - What's the difference?

phone | euphemism |


As a verb phone

is .

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.

phone

English

(wikipedia phone)

Etymology 1

Shortening of (telephone).

Noun

(en noun)
  • A device for transmitting conversations and other sounds in real time across distances.
  • Derived terms
    * cell phone * clamshell phone * flip phone * mobile phone * phone sex * phone tag * smartphone
    See also
    *

    Verb

    (phon)
  • To call (someone) on the telephone.
  • Synonyms
    * call, ring, telephone
    Derived terms
    * phone it in * phone up

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (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.
  • euphemism

    English

    Noun

    {{examples-right, examples= * 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.
  • Antonyms

    * dysphemism * expletive