cuss

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Etymology 1[edit]

American English dialect pronunciation of curse.

Verb[edit]

cuss (third-person singular simple present cusses, present participle cussing, simple past and past participle cussed)

  1. (chiefly US) To use cursing, to use bad language, to speak profanely.
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Noun[edit]

cuss (plural cusses)

  1. (chiefly US) A curse.
  2. (chiefly US) A curse word.

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of customer.

Noun[edit]

cuss (plural cusses)

  1. (dated, chiefly US) A fellow, person.
    • 1922, A. M. Chisholm, A Thousand a Plate
      Seemingly here was an intruder who was violating custom. Moreover, the partners had come to look upon this exceedingly rich district as their exclusive property. And so their indignation was extreme.
      "The low-down, ornery cuss!" said Dobbs. "The nerve of him, crowdin' in on us, just as if there wasn't lots of other places for him to go!"

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