"Norphemisms" euphemism noun [C][U] a word or phrase used to avoid saying an unpleasant or offensive word: 'Senior citizen' is a euphemism for 'old person'. The article made so much use of euphemism that often its meaning was unclear. môrf VERB: Inflected forms: morphed, morph·ing, morphs TRANSITIVE VERB: To transform (an image) by computer: cinematic special effects that morphed the villain into a snake. INTRANSITIVE VERB: To be transformed: “Yesterday's filmstrip has morphed into today's school computer” (Clifford Stoll, New York Times May 19, 1996). ETYMOLOGY: Shortening of metamorphose Norphemism: A rude phrase morphed by a Northup into something that doesn't sound unpleasant or offensive. I.E., a famous old saying that nobody's ever heard of. 1.) You can't lead a dead horse to water. 2.) If the truth hurts, wear it. 3.) He looks more like me than I do. 4.) Hard work pays off in time but laziness pays off immediately. 5.) All Things come to him who waits if he worketh like Hell while he waits.