curt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin curtus (shortened). Cognate with Dutch kort, German kurz, Galician curto, French court, Italian corto, Portuguese curto, and Spanish corto. Doublet of short.

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Adjective[edit]

curt (comparative curter, superlative curtest)

  1. Brief or terse, especially to the point of being rude.
    Synonyms: brusque, short
    • 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, “XVIII and XIX”, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, →OCLC:
      Again I begged her to keep an eye on her blood pressure and not get so worked up, and once more she brushed me off, this time with a curt request that I would go and boil my head. [...] Beginning with a curt “Listen, Buster,” she proceeded to sketch out with admirable clearness the salient points in the situation as she envisaged it []
  2. Short or concise.

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Verb[edit]

curt (third-person singular simple present curts, present participle curting, simple past and past participle curted)

  1. (obsolete, rare) To cut, cut short, shorten.
    • 1608, [Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas], “(please specify the page)”, in Josuah Sylvester, transl., Du Bartas His Deuine Weekes and Workes [], 3rd edition, London: [] Humfrey Lownes [and are to be sold by Arthur Iohnson []], published 1611, →OCLC:
      Curting thy life, hee takes thy Card away.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin curtus.

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Adjective[edit]

curt (feminine curta, masculine plural curts, feminine plural curtes)

  1. short
    Antonym: llarg

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin curtus.

Adjective[edit]

curt m (feminine curte, masculine plural curts, feminine plural curtis)

  1. short

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Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin curtus.

Adjective[edit]

curt m (feminine singular curta, masculine plural cursc, feminine plural curtes)

  1. brief, short

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Noun[edit]

curt

  1. Alternative form of court

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

curt oblique singularf (oblique plural curz or curtz, nominative singular curt, nominative plural curz or curtz)

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of cort