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Definition of Cussword
1. a profane or obscene word [n -S]
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Literary usage of Cussword
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1. My Year of the Great War by Frederick Palmer (1915)
"Strafe has become a noun, a verb, an adjective, a cussword, and a term of greeting. Soldier asks soldier how he is strafing to-day. ..."
2. American English by Gilbert Milligan Tucker (1921)
"cussword—Profane oath, 1872. CUSTOM-MADE (clothing)—Made to order, F. CUT—Absent one's self from prayers, lectures or the like, B. CUT AND DRIED—Arranged in ..."
3. The American Language: An Inquiry Into the Development of English in the by Henry Louis Mencken (1921)
"... gee-whiz for Jesus, tarnal for eternal, tarnation for damnation, cuss for curse, holy gee for holy Jesus, cussword for curse-word, ..."
4. Annual Proceedings: Addresses, Reports, Bibliographies and Discussions (1917)
"... of caution or an ordinary cussword. They did not try it out, and I will not put him to any more confusion by asking him to give any further statement. ..."
5. A Dialogue of the Effectual Proverbs in the English Tongue Concerning Marriage by John Heywood (1906)
"j, formerly, as now, the commonest as well as the most sacred things were convenient pegs upon which to hang a "cussword." HOOK, (a) " avale, unhappy hook ..."
6. Engineers and Engineering by Engineers Club of Philadelphia (1902)
"... I said " Croton" —which I understand is the biggest dam known to the engineering profession; and once rid of that engineering cussword, things seemed to ..."
7. The Sportsman's Workshop by Warren Hastings Miller (1921)
"... furious cussword more readily than to see good material for well-planned work being spoiled by dull, weak, or inept tools, things to work with that not ..."