What is tabu?

  • (adj): Forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands.
    Synonyms: taboo
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "tabu":

  • (noun): A prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature.
    Synonyms: taboo
  • (noun): An inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion.
    Synonyms: taboo