Tabu vs Taboo - What's the difference?

tabu | taboo | Alternative forms |

Tabu is an alternative form of taboo.


As nouns the difference between tabu and taboo

is that tabu is while taboo is an inhibition or ban that results from social custom or emotional aversion.

As verbs the difference between tabu and taboo

is that tabu is while taboo is to mark as taboo.

As a adjective taboo is

excluded or forbidden from use, approach or mention.

tabu

English

Noun

(head)
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • Anagrams

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    taboo

    English

    (wikipedia taboo)

    Alternative forms

    * tabu

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An inhibition or ban that results from social custom or emotional aversion.
  • *
  • * 1974 , (Lawrence Durrell), Monsieur , Faber & Faber 1992, p. 213:
  • The sharp differentiation of the sexes in our culture was shaped most probably by monogamy and monosexuality and their tabus .
  • (in Polynesia) Something which may not be used, approached or mentioned because it is sacred.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Excluded or forbidden from use, approach or mention.
  • Incest is a taboo subject in most soap operas.
  • Culturally forbidden.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To mark as taboo.
  • To ban.
  • To avoid.
  • Anagrams

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