bowdlerizer : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages
- The 1885 bowdlerizer of Huckleberry Finn who changed "in a sweat" to "in such a hurry" has been replaced by an enlightened 1960s model who transforms "a nigger woman" into "one of .
- Thus spake the purethe ever so purevoice of the born bowdlerizer.
- No bowdlerizer, Editor Saunders lets Gibbon have his say.