chiefly Ireland
: luck
usually used in the phrase bad cess to you

Word History


probably short for success

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cess was in 1830

Dictionary Entries Near cess

Cite this Entry

“Cess.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cess. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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