cuss·​word | \ ˈkəs-ˌwərd How to pronounce cussword (audio) \

Definition of cussword

2 : a term of abuse : a derogatory term

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was reprimanded for teaching his little brother cusswords
Recent Examples on the Web This wasn't an in-the-moment cussword thrown down in the middle of a passionate, blow out fight. Ashley Iaconetti, Cosmopolitan, "Bachelor in Paradise Recap: We Need To Talk About Scallop Fingers," 30 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of cussword

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cussword.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cussword

US, informal : an offensive word that people say when they are angry

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