cuss·​word ˈkəs-ˌwərd How to pronounce cussword (audio)
: a term of abuse : a derogatory term

Examples of cussword in a Sentence

was reprimanded for teaching his little brother cusswords
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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cussword was in 1863

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“Cussword.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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