A Dictionary of the English Language
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Foulmou'thed. adj. [foul and mouth.] Scurrilous; habituated to the use of opprobrious terms and epithets.

My lord, he speaks most vilely of you, like a foulmouth'd man as he is, and said he would cudgel you. Shak. H. IV.

It was allowed by every body, that so foulmouthed a witness never appeared in any cause. Addison.

My reputation is too well established in the world to receive any hurt from such a foulmouthed scoundrel as he. Arbuth.

Now singing shrill, and scolding oft between,
Scolds answer foulmouth'd scolds; bad neighborhood I ween.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Arbuthnot, John (227) · Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 (46) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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