\ ˈsəs How to pronounce suss (audio) \
sussed; sussing; susses

Definition of suss

transitive verb

1 chiefly British : figure out usually used with out
2 chiefly British : to inspect or investigate so as to gain more knowledge usually used with out

Examples of suss in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Greenpeace data scientists also use financial data sources like Bloomberg and Refinitiv to help suss out a vessel’s cargo and destination. Tim De Chant, Ars Technica, 28 Mar. 2022 In the age of the internet, where options are endless and quality can be hard to suss out, the task of selection can be overwhelming. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 18 Mar. 2022 Suddenly, every economist and economics writer seems to be a trade analyst, trying to suss out what might happen to supplies and prices. New York Times, 8 Apr. 2022 All the Old Knives, out Friday, April 8, is a more intimate thriller which sees Pine as a spy attempting to suss out the loyalties of a former colleague and lover (Thandiwe Newton). Jesse Hassenger, The Week, 8 Apr. 2022 So there’s probably a dip in how well T cells can suss out Omicron, but not a massive one. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 14 Dec. 2021 That showcase will be crucial for London as NFL scouts suss out questions, not only about the All-American wideout’s ankle, but also his speed and ability to separate. Los Angeles Times, 2 Mar. 2022 Over the next weeks and months, NBC News correspondents will seek out influential people in battleground states and try to suss out emerging storylines in hopes of getting ahead-of-the-curve information to news and politics aficionados. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 19 Jan. 2022 In the years following the Kingston disaster, the EPA conducted a series of assessments to suss out coal ash units with structural problems. Isabelle Chapman, CNN, 7 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of suss

1966, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for suss

by shortening & alteration from suspect

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Last Updated

22 May 2022

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“Suss.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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