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cuss

Syllabification: cuss
Pronunciation: /kəs
 
/
informal

Definition of cuss in English:

noun

1An annoying or stubborn person or animal: he was certainly an unsociable cuss
More example sentences
  • 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.
2 another term for curse (sense 2) of the noun).
Example sentences
  • ‘Wizards,’ I swore, making the average word a cuss.
  • I groaned when my head hit the table and a long stream of cusses came flying out under my breath.
  • Jamie let a string of cusses fly before realising who'd knocked into him.

verb

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another term for curse (sense 2) of the verb).
Example sentences
  • 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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