I. noun Etymology: alteration of curse Date: 1771 1. a. curse 1 b. curse 2 2. fellow 4c II. verb Date: 1768 transitive verb curse — often used with out <
got cussed out by his boss
intransitive verb cursecusser noun

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  • 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 — (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.… …   Etymology 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

  • 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

  • cuss — UK [kʌs] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms cuss : present tense I/you/we/they cuss he/she/it cusses present participle cussing past tense cussed past participle cussed mainly American informal to swear Phrasal verbs: cuss out …   English dictionary

  • cuss — [[t]kʌs[/t]] Informal. v. i. 1) inf to use profanity; curse; swear 2) inf to swear at; curse 3) inf a profane or obscene word; curse 4) inf a person or animal: a strange old cuss[/ex] • Etymology: 1765–75, amer.; var. of curse cuss′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • cüssə — is. <ər.> Gövdə, bədən; bədən quruluşu, boy buxun. Sədr <Qərənfilin> ardınca baxaraq, cüssəsinə uymayan nazik və mehriban bir ifadə ilə . . səsləndi. İ. Ə.. Bahadır ilkiydi Rüstəm kişinin, qamətdə, cüssədə sanki özüydü. B. V …   Azərbaycan dilinin izahlı lüğəti

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