cuss

noun
\ ˈkəs How to pronounce cuss (audio) \

Definition of cuss

 (Entry 1 of 2)

cuss

verb
cussed; cussing; cusses

Definition of cuss (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: curse often used with out got cussed out by his boss

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Other Words from cuss

Verb

cusser noun

Examples of cuss in a Sentence

Noun a man who has never uttered a single cuss Verb She started to yell and cuss as soon as she saw him. the little girl clapped her hands over her ears when her brother started cussing
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Her grandfather, Daddy Mac (Stephen Root), is an ornery old cuss. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 25 Nov. 2020 Her grandfather, Daddy Mac (Stephen Root), is an ornery old cuss. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 25 Nov. 2020 Her grandfather, Daddy Mac (Stephen Root), is an ornery old cuss. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 25 Nov. 2020 Her grandfather, Daddy Mac (Stephen Root), is an ornery old cuss. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 25 Nov. 2020 Her grandfather, Daddy Mac (Stephen Root), is an ornery old cuss. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 25 Nov. 2020 Her grandfather, Daddy Mac (Stephen Root), is an ornery old cuss. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 25 Nov. 2020 Her grandfather, Daddy Mac (Stephen Root), is an ornery old cuss. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 25 Nov. 2020 Her grandfather, Daddy Mac (Stephen Root), is an ornery old cuss. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 25 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb There’s something special about the moment a pop star takes the opportunity to cuss in key. Lauren Michele Jackson, The New Yorker, 3 Nov. 2020 But now you're forced to let people get right up here and scream at you and cuss you. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, 27 Oct. 2020 So when your opponent spikes the only card in the deck to beat you, don’t kick over your computer, throw your mouse across the room and cuss out your best friend of 30 years. Murray Valeriano, WSJ, 23 Sep. 2020 The cool-headed and sometimes cussed contrarianism of libertarians is an important balm or check on public hysteria. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 7 Apr. 2020 This was just this morning after cussing me out all week. Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-Journal, 17 Feb. 2020 Real Jamaican working people bargaining, cussing and laughing. Dasun Imanuel, Essence, 10 Oct. 2019 After the first flight of ducks came in, the oldest of my buddies (even older than me) and one of the best I’ve ever had the pleasure to hunt with, was cussing a blue streak. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Oct. 2019 Gordon Mayor Shana Ray allegedly confronted a homeowner in the town Aug. 21 and cussed them out Aug. 21, the Houston County Sheriff’s Office told Montgomery NBA affiliate WSFA. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, 30 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of cuss

Noun

1771, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1768, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for cuss

Noun

alteration of curse

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Last Updated

2 Jun 2021

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“Cuss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuss. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for cuss

cuss

verb

English Language Learners Definition of cuss

US, informal : to use offensive words when you speak

cuss

verb
\ ˈkəs How to pronounce cuss (audio) \
cussed; cussing

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