cuss


cuss
cuss (n.) 1775, Amer.Eng. dialectal, "troublesome person or animal," an alteration of CURSE (Cf. curse), or else a shortening of the slang sense of CUSTOMER (Cf. customer). Verb meaning "to say bad words" is first recorded 1815. Related: Cussed; cussing. To cuss out attested by 1881.

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  • Cuss — may be: CUSS I, the name of the first drilling ship An acronym meaning Common Use Self Service standard A Creole word used in the English Caribbean as a synonym for argue. Another word used is the word buse , e.g. Jonny meh just hear Eddna and… …   Wikipedia

  • cuss — [kʌs] v [I and T] BrE old fashioned AmE spoken [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: curse] to swear because you are annoyed by something cuss out [cuss sb<=>out] phr v to swear and shout at someone because you are angry ▪ She got mad and started… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cuss´ed|ly — cuss|ed «KUHS ihd», adjective. U.S. Informal. 1. cursed. 2. stubborn; perverse; cantankerous. –cuss´ed|ly, adverb. –cuss´ed|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • cuss|ed — «KUHS ihd», adjective. U.S. Informal. 1. cursed. 2. stubborn; perverse; cantankerous. –cuss´ed|ly, adverb. –cuss´ed|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • cuss — [kus] n. [< CURSE; CUSS n. 2 < ? CUSTOMER] Informal 1. a curse ☆ 2. a person or animal, esp. one regarded as odd or annoying: used humorously or contemptuously vt., vi. Informal to curse cusser n …   English World dictionary

  • cuss — informal ► NOUN 1) an annoying or stubborn person or animal. 2) a source of harm of misery. ► VERB ▪ use offensive language; swear or curse …   English terms dictionary

  • cuss — con·cuss; cuss·ed; cuss·ed·ness; dis·cuss·er; dis·cuss·ible; ex·cuss; per·cuss; reper·cuss; cuss; dis·cuss; cuss·ed·ly; …   English syllables

  • cuss — cuss1 [ kʌs ] verb intransitive or transitive INFORMAL to swear ,cuss out phrasal verb transitive AMERICAN INFORMAL cuss someone out to shout offensive words at someone because you are annoyed with them cuss cuss 2 [ kʌs ] noun count 1. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cüssəli — sif. Boy buxunlu, gövdəli, cəsamətli, qamətli. Cüssəli kişi. – Rüstəm kişi atın üstündə çox şad oturmuşdu və olduqca cüssəli z. görünürdü. M. İ.. Siz sağa baxdıqca müxtəlif cüssəli, cürbəcür boybuxunlu kişilər gözünüzün qabağından ötüb keçəcəklər …   Azərbaycan dilinin izahlı lüğəti

  • cuss — 1 verb (I, T) AmE informal, BrE old fashioned to use rude words because you are annoyed by something: It does a fella good to cuss if he wants to. cuss sb out phrasal verb (T) AmE spoken to swear and shout at someone because you are angry: My Mom …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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