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 His ability to link cuss words together is phenomenal. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "NASCAR Superlatives 2019: We polled drivers to see what they think of each other," 18 Nov. 2019 Hill unleashed a few cuss words in frustration as the ball trickled into the outfield. Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers forced into a winner-take-all Game 5 after Nationals beat them soundly," 7 Oct. 2019 Sometimes actually seems to be quite often, as the path to the White House has become a blue streak of vulgarity, cuss words and four-letter effusions. Author: Mark Z. Barabak, Anchorage Daily News, "What the #%&@?! Trump and 2020 Democrats are cursing a blue streak," 24 Sep. 2019 In keeping with his roughly 3-1 ratio of non-cuss words to expletives, Gruden reeled off some rapid-fire obscenities late in the first half after quarterback Mike Glennon’s second interception. Jon Becker, The Mercury News, "How Jon Gruden saved second ‘Hard Knocks’ episode," 14 Aug. 2019 Obviously, one player also taught him all the important cuss words. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "How Do You Say 'Cheesecake Factory' In Mandarin? Behind the Scenes of Life in the Chinese Basketball Association," 27 June 2019 The show is appropriate for children who like the series, even though there are a few cuss words mixed among the magical curses. Pomerado News, "REVIEW: ‘Puffs’ is magical fun for Harry Potter fans," 26 June 2019 Standing atop it is the flinty personage of John Dutton (Kevin Costner, in ornery-cuss mode), the owner of Yellowstone Ranch, an expanse of grass, hills and testosterone the size of Rhode Island. James Poniewozik, New York Times, "Review: ‘Yellowstone’ Wrangles Daddy Issues on the Range," 19 June 2018 The iffy bullpen has turned late innings into boom times for family cuss jars and stores that sell nicotine patches. San Antonio Express-News, "Whitley picks up where he left off," 8 June 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 Other players corroborated this, saying Sims cussed Bradforth out and screamed at him. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "Collapse and Confusion: The Death of a Juco Football Player," 24 June 2019 The handlers cussed Gallaher out, saying of course Wilkeson could play any bass. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al.com, "The ‘other guy’ in an iconic Huntsville band," 18 June 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

1 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Cuss.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cusses. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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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

Kids Definition of cuss

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