Simple Definition of uncouth
: behaving in a rude way : not polite or socially acceptable
Full Definition of uncouth
Examples of uncouth
People thought he was uncouth and uncivilized.
<will not tolerate any uncouth behavior, such as eating with one's mouth open>
Origin of uncouth
Middle English, from Old English uncūth, from un- + cūth familiar, known; akin to Old High German kund known, Old English can know — more at can
First Known Use: before 12th century
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