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 Her grandfather, Daddy Mac (Stephen Root), is an ornery old cuss. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, "'Uncle Frank' is a prime example of glossy family drama from Alan Ball of 'Six Feet Under'," 25 Nov. 2020 Her grandfather, Daddy Mac (Stephen Root), is an ornery old cuss. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, "'Uncle Frank' is a prime example of glossy family drama from Alan Ball of 'Six Feet Under'," 25 Nov. 2020 Her grandfather, Daddy Mac (Stephen Root), is an ornery old cuss. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, "'Uncle Frank' is a prime example of glossy family drama from Alan Ball of 'Six Feet Under'," 25 Nov. 2020 Her grandfather, Daddy Mac (Stephen Root), is an ornery old cuss. Bill Goodykoontz, Detroit Free Press, "Warm ‘Uncle Frank’ offers glimpse of gay life half a century ago," 26 Nov. 2020 Some media types hoped for a champion who'd cuss-out or brawl with a rival. Michael Knight, The Arizona Republic, "It took time, but 7-time NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson came to terms with 'vanilla' label," 1 Nov. 2020 Then there’s Clark, the uncompromising cuss from Anniston, Alabama, who is building a legacy from less than nothing with blind rage and rare vision. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, "Streaks collide for UAB, Bill Clark against Louisiana," 23 Oct. 2020 In the halls, people yelled cuss words at me and called me a liar. Seventeen Magazine, Seventeen, "Daisy Coleman's Story: "I Refuse To Be Silenced"," 6 Aug. 2020 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 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, "Ariana Grande Talks Dirty on “Positions”," 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, "Six key questions Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly answered about the Breonna Taylor shooting," 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, "Online Poker: An Etiquette Guide," 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, "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

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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

9 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Cuss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuss. Accessed 20 Jan. 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

Kids Definition of cuss

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