Definition of cuss word in English:

cuss word

noun

informal
  • A swear word.

    • ‘She made sure to memorize necessary things like household items, as well as a good cuss word… or two.’
    • ‘I fell hard onto the floor, saying every cuss word I could muster up at that moment.’
    • ‘Another cuss word entered my mind as I felt for my key but didn't find it.’
    • ‘Not because I am prudish about the use of cuss words (I am, after all, in the Marines and work around potty-mouthed sailors all day).’
    • ‘He hadn't realized that he had just yelled a cuss word down the hallway.’
    • ‘You used a cuss word but I've heard enough in my life.’
    • ‘This is possibly due to the fact that cuss words are representative of the few certainties of life: birth and death.’
    • ‘If Tiger says a cuss word once in a while, it's because he's human.’
    • ‘I mouthed the cuss word so that Tamela wouldn't hear it.’
    • ‘He hadn't even finished his cuss word when he shot to an upright position.’
    • ‘Her mouth muttered her a cuss word, her hands pushed the door open and her feet walked inside before her brain had even registered what was going on.’
    • ‘The nurse stared at me with a look of disapproval on her face, no doubt because of the cuss word that I used.’
    • ‘At that point I've used 20 daytime minutes, so I just hang up, because if I'd stayed on one more second I would have ended up calling her cuss words that would have made her eardrums liquefy.’
    • ‘While one can scarcely coax a cuss word from today's bookish youth, it turns out that their harshest critics, senior citizens, have gone delinquent.’
    • ‘We don't need to be hearing cuss words and the middle finger, you know?’
    • ‘During the discussion of agricultural issues, the senator said he lived on a farm when he was very young and had ‘learned my first cuss word sitting on a tractor with the guy who was driving it.’’
    • ‘And if memory serves me right, there was a cuss word in there somewhere.’
    • ‘His mind firmly on food, Hoss uttered a cuss word and kicked him on.’
    • ‘Actually, every time she said a cuss word I think I saw spit fly out of her mouth.’
    • ‘I know a lot more than you think… including the cuss words.’
    swear word, curse, expletive, oath, profanity, four-letter word, obscenity, epithet, dirty word
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Pronunciation:

cuss word

/ˈkəs ˌwərd/