Associations to the word «Tabu»

Wiktionary

TABU, noun. Alternative spelling of taboo
TABU, verb. Alternative spelling of taboo
TABU SEARCH, noun. A combinatorial search technique used to solve optimization problems by tracking and guiding the search.

Dictionary definition

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.
TABU, noun. An inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion.
TABU, adjective. Forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands.
TABU, adjective. Excluded from use or mention; "forbidden fruit"; "in our house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo subject".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope