Meaning of cuss

cuss

Pronunciation: (kus), [key]
— Informal. Informal.
—v.i.
  1. to use profanity; curse; swear.
—v.t.
  1. to swear at; curse: He cussed the pedestrian for getting in his way.
  2. to criticize or reprimand in harsh terms (often fol. by out): The coach cussed out the team for losing.
—n.
  1. curse word; oath.
  2. a person or animal: a strange but likable cuss.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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