Definition of cuss in English:


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Pronunciation: /kʌs


  • 1An annoying or stubborn person or animal: he was certainly an unsociable cuss
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    • Which reminds me: he could be a stubborn cuss, too.
    • A stubborn cuss, who would never accept what I didn't believe, and could not be beaten into believing it, or appearing to believe it.
    • Stubborn cusses that they are, those dogmatic mathematicians insisted on using the old, messy value of pi.


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  • another term for curse ( sense 2 of the verb).
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    • Except they were so loud we couldn't hear Pink Floyd and various people started swearing and cussing.
    • I was cussing them and swearing never to watch the show again because the fix was in.
    • They drew swords, and fought fiercely, cussing and insulting each other as swiftly as they threw blows.

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