Definition of Bowdlerizer

1. Noun. A person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages. "Thomas Bowdler was a famous expurgator"

Exact synonyms: Bowdleriser, Expurgator
Generic synonyms: Editor, Editor In Chief
Derivative terms: Bowdlerise, Bowdlerize, Expurgate



Definition of Bowdlerizer

1. Noun. One who bowdlerizes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bowdlerizer

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bowdlerizer

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bowat
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bowdacious
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bowdlerised
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bowdlerizations
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bowdlerizer (current term)
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bowed
bowed down(p)
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bowel
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bowel cancers
bowel disorders and fibre

Literary usage of Bowdlerizer

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1. Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History Critical and by David Patrick, Robert Chambers (1902)
"... bowdlerizer, &c.— and is rarely used save with sovereign contempt for the process, the theory, and the man, even by those who would unhesitatingly ..."

2. Our Literary Deluge and Some of Its Deeper Waters by Francis Whiting Halsey (1902)
"... for he produces unique and curious copies of books; or the bowdlerizer, for he aims to do public morality some service. But what benefit to his own mind ..."

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