Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To curse or curse at.
  • n. A curse.
  • n. An odd or perverse person or creature.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To use cursing, to use bad language, to speak profanely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To curse; swear at.
  • To curse; swear; use profane language.
  • An obsolete variant of kiss. Chaucer.
  • n. A curse: used both in the proper sense, as an imprecation, and (as equivalent to curse) as a symbol of worthlessness: see curse, curse.
  • n. [A particular use of the preceding, but perhaps in part associated with customer, somewhat similarly used.] A fellow; a perverse or refractory person: a general term of contempt or reproach (sometimes very slight or jocose): usually with an epithet: as, a hard cuss; a mean cuss; a little cuss.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. utter obscenities or profanities
  • n. a boy or man
  • n. profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
  • n. a persistently annoying person

Etymologies

Alteration of curse.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • "5. An obsolete variant of kiss. Chaucer."

    --Century Dictionary

    December 23, 2010

  • catch u sometime soon.

    April 24, 2009

  • A consortium of Continental, Union, Superior and Shell Oil Companies.

    April 24, 2009

  • Sometimes a noun meaning an odd or perverse person, often used with a disclaimer, such as: "He was acstually a good hearted old cuss."

    June 30, 2007