Definition of suss in English:

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Pronunciation: /sʌs/
British informal

verb (susses, sussing, sussed)

[with object]
1Realize; grasp: he’s sussed it [with clause]: she sussed out right away that there was something fishy going on
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  • After all, how boring would it be if scientists and Doctors had already sussed out what makes the mind tick?
  • He immediately susses that something is not quite cool with what Nicole is telling everyone.
1.1Discover the true character or nature of: I reckon I’ve got him sussed
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  • It's another thing I get from my mum - we're quite good at sussing character.
  • All our holidays were working holidays - we used to go and suss out all the hotels.
  • Some locals, including two men on a tractor and a bicycle, rambled over for a chat and to suss out the commotion that had descended on the local village.


[mass noun, with adjective or noun modifier]
Knowledge or awareness of a specified kind: his lack of business suss


Shrewd and wary: he is too suss a character to fall into that trap
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  • I tried telling them that my father died in a fire years ago and that my Uncle adopted me but they were suss about it.
  • I knew that Christian and Katelyn were suss about what we were talking about earlier.


1930s: abbreviation of suspect, suspicion.

Words that rhyme with suss

bus, buss, concuss, cuss, fuss, Gus, huss, muss, plus, pus, Russ, sus, thus, truss, us

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