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 outgot 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 For us, watching soccer together offers an opportunity not only to shriek and cuss and, very occasionally, dash a fist against a wall, but also to pool our emotions as father and son. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, "All Hail the Return of TV Sports," 17 June 2020 Not to mention Trump’s rallies, where cusses fall from his mouth like so many Big Mac crumbs. Washington Post, "‘If the president is doing it . . .’: How Trump took swearing mainstream," 4 Oct. 2019 As Labour ministers exit the building, the crowd hisses and cusses and throws eggs. The Economist, "Stories of an extraordinary world The prime minister and the murdered journalist: inside Malta, a nation on the brink," 13 Dec. 2019 As Labour ministers exit the building, the crowd hisses and cusses and throws eggs. The Economist, "Stories of an extraordinary world The prime minister and the murdered journalist: inside Malta, a nation on the brink," 13 Dec. 2019 As Labour ministers exit the building, the crowd hisses and cusses and throws eggs. The Economist, "Stories of an extraordinary world The prime minister and the murdered journalist: inside Malta, a nation on the brink," 13 Dec. 2019 As Labour ministers exit the building, the crowd hisses and cusses and throws eggs. The Economist, "Stories of an extraordinary world The prime minister and the murdered journalist: inside Malta, a nation on the brink," 13 Dec. 2019 As Labour ministers exit the building, the crowd hisses and cusses and throws eggs. The Economist, "Stories of an extraordinary world The prime minister and the murdered journalist: inside Malta, a nation on the brink," 13 Dec. 2019 McBride plays Eli’s eldest child, Jesse Gemstone, an entitled cuss who embodies the old cliche of the hypocritical show-minister who preaches glitter and glory on Sunday mornings and then sins the rest of his waking hours. Washington Post, "‘Righteous Gemstones’ misses a golden opportunity to satirize evangelical piety," 16 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The cool-headed and sometimes cussed contrarianism of libertarians is an important balm or check on public hysteria. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, "We Need More Libertarianism Too," 7 Apr. 2020 This was just this morning after cussing me out all week. Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-Journal, "TARC accuser says top officials didn't stop alleged harassment or hostile workplace," 17 Feb. 2020 Real Jamaican working people bargaining, cussing and laughing. Dasun Imanuel, Essence, "The Cool Girls' Guide To Kingston, Jamaica," 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, "Missing is a fact of hunting life. So is having no sympathy for the person who missed.," 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, "Houston County mayor charged with harassment," 30 Aug. 2019 Laundry may be the last thing on your mind as your significant other starts flinging hammers across the yard while cussing out the storm shutters. Doreen Christensen, sun-sentinel.com, "How to survive Hurricane Dorian like a true Florida native: Buy booze | Christensen," 29 Aug. 2019 About eight or so performances in with Kiss, DeWille says during a show Simmons marched over to where he was stationed offstage and cussed him out. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "How an Alabama company made Kiss pyro and fake blood," 28 July 2019 While Bonnie sits by her mother’s bedside (in between cussing out Detective Quinlan), things worsen between Celeste and Mary Louise (Meryl Streep) as the mother-in-law from hell plots to file a petition for full guardianship of the twins. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Big Little Lies' Crystal Fox teases Bonnie's mom's visions and what they could mean," 1 July 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

25 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Cuss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuss. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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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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