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cuss

noun \ ˈkəs \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of cuss

1 a :curse 1
b :curse 2
2 :fellow 4c

Examples of cuss in a Sentence

  1. a man who has never uttered a single cuss

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Origin and Etymology of cuss

alteration of curse


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cuss

verb

Definition of cuss

transitive verb
:curse often used with out
  • got cussed out by his boss
intransitive verb

cusser

noun

Examples of cuss in a Sentence

  1. She started to yell and cuss as soon as she saw him.

  2. the little girl clapped her hands over her ears when her brother started cussing

Recent Examples of cuss from the Web

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First Known Use of cuss

1768

cuss Synonyms



CUSS Defined for English Language Learners

cuss

verb

Definition of cuss for English Language Learners

  • : to use offensive words when you speak


CUSS Defined for Kids

cuss

verb \ ˈkəs \

Definition of cuss for Students

cussed; cussing
:swear 1


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