(used as a substitute word for one regarded as objectionable):
Get that bleeping cat out of here!
a brief, constant beeping sound, usually of a high pitch and generated by an electronic device.
such an electronic sound used to replace a censored word or phrase, as on a television broadcast.
Also, blip. (used as a euphemism to indicate the omission or deletion of an obscenity or other objectionable word).
(of an electronic device) to emit a series of bleeps as an audible signal, summons, or warning.
Also, blip. to censor (an obscene, vulgar, or other objectionable word or phrase) from a radio or television broadcast by deleting from the audio signal, leaving a gap or an electronic tone:
The word was bleeped out of the comedian’s routine.
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a short high-pitched signal made by an electronic apparatus; beep
another word for bleeper
(intransitive) to make such a noise
(transitive) to call (someone) by triggering the bleeper he or she is wearing
an idle, indiscreet talker. Historical Examples Letters of Samuel Rutherford Samuel Rutherford
to destroy or diminish the perfection of: The book is blemished by those long, ineffective descriptions. a mark that detracts from appearance, as a pimple or a scar. a defect or flaw; stain; blight: a blemish on his record. Contemporary Examples Jimmy Connors Memoir Shows He Wasn’t Misunderstood, He Was Just a Jerk James Zug […]
to destroy or diminish the perfection of: The book is blemished by those long, ineffective descriptions. a mark that detracts from appearance, as a pimple or a scar. a defect or flaw; stain; blight: a blemish on his record. Historical Examples A Pasteboard Crown Clara Morris The Fables of Phdrus Phaedrus Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary […]
to shrink; flinch; quail: an unsteady eye that blenched under another’s gaze. to make or become pale or white; blanch. Historical Examples The Danish History, Books I-IX Saxo Grammaticus (“Saxo the Learned”) T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc Mark Twain Milton’s Comus John Milton The Queen of the Savannah Gustave […]