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cunt (unpleasant person)

Definition:

a person (usually, but not necessarily a woman) who is thoroughly disliked

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

cunts

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

bitch [disparagement]

Etymology:

"female intercrural foramen", or, as some 18th century writers refer to it, "the...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references

Wikipedia:

Cunt

a word for the female genitalia, particularly the vulva, and is widely considered to be vulgar. The earliest citation of this usage in the 1972 Oxford English Dictionary, c 1230, refers to the London street known as Gropecunt Lane. Scholar Germaine... (41 of 7506 words, pronunciations)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Cunt

Cunt (disambiguation)

a vulgarism primarily referring to the female genitalia, see vulva. Cunt may also refer to: Cunt (album), by Australian grindcore band Blood Duster | Cunt (novel), by Stewart Home | Cunt: The Movie, a DVD produced by a group of Melbourne high school ... (41 of 130 words, 6 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

cunt

the female genitals | [offensive, slang] a woman considered sexually | [offensive, slang] a mean or obnoxious person (16 of 455 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cunt

Wiktionary:

cunt | cunts [plural] | coynte [sense-specific] | vagina [synonym, sense-specific]

Writing in 1961, Partridge notes the term has been avoided "in written and polite spoken English" from the 15th Century and has ... | [vulgar, informal, countable] The female genitalia, especially the vulva. | [vulgar, offensive, informal, countable]... (36 of 242 words, 7 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cunt

Merriam-Webster:

cunt | woman [synonym, sense-specific]

[obscene] the female genital organs ; also, sexual intercourse with a woman | [disparaging and obscene] "woman" [sense-specific] (17 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cunt

Oxford Dictionary:

cunt [vulgar]

a woman's genitals. | an unpleasant or stupid person. (8 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/cunt

cunt

Syllabification: (cunt) | [vulgar] | a woman's genitals. (6 of 48 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/cunt

Macmillan British Dictionary:

cunt [countable, offensive] | cunts [plural]

an extremely offensive word for a woman's sex organs | an extremely offensive word for someone you consider unpleasant or annoying (20 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cunt

American Heritage Dictionary:

cunt

The female genital organs. | Sexual intercourse with a woman. | [offensive] Used as a disparaging term for a woman. | Used as a disparaging term for a ... (25 of 41 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cunt

New World Dictionary:

cunt

the vulva or vagina | sexual intercourse with a woman | a woman: a term of hostility and contempt ; any unpleasant or contemptible person (23 of 38 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cunt

Random House Dictionary:

cunt [slang, vulgar]

the vulva or vagina. | [insulting, offensive] ; a woman. ; a contemptible person. | sexual intercourse with a woman. (18 of 29 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/cunt

Cambridge Dictionary:

cunt [entry 1, offensive]

a very unpleasant or stupid person (6 of 20 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cunt 1

cunt [entry 2, offensive]

the female sex organs; the vagina (6 of 16 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cunt 2

Columbia Encyclopedia:

bastard | illegitimacy

person born out of wedlock whose legal status is illegitimacy. In civil law countries and in about half the states of the United States, the union of ... (27 of 201 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0806441​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

cunt | cunts [plural]

a highly offensive term for a woman's genitals (taboo) | a highly offensive term for a woman (taboo) | a highly offensive term for somebody who is ... (25 of 73 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861601919​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

cunt

Origin: "female intercrural foramen", or, as some 18th century writers refer to it, "the monosyllable", Middle English cunte "female genitalia", akin ... (20 of 296 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=cunt

Wiktionary:

cunt

Origin: Middle English cunte, queynt, queynte from Old English *cunte, from Proto-Germanic *kuntōn. Cognate with Frisian kunte, dialectal Swedish kunta, dialectal Danish kunte, Dutch kont... (24 of 43 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cunt

Oxford Dictionary:

cunt [vulgar]

Origin: Middle English: of Germanic origin; related to Norwegian and Swedish dialect kunta, and Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, and Danish dialect kunte

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/cunt

New World Dictionary:

cunt

Origin: Middle English cunte, female genitals, akin to Old Norse kunta from Germanic *kuntōn from unknown origin

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cunt

Collins Dictionary:

cunt

First use: 13th century

Origin: of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse kunta, Middle Low German kunte

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cunt

Merriam-Webster:

cunt

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English cunte; akin to Middle Low German kunte female pudenda

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cunt

American Heritage Dictionary:

cunt

Origin: Middle English cunte.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cunt

Encarta Dictionary:

cunt | cunts [plural]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Ultimately from Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861601919​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

cunt

Audio: Australian English pronunciation of "cunt"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cunt

Collins Dictionary:

cunt

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "cunt"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cunt

Macmillan British Dictionary:

cunt [countable, offensive] | cunts [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "cunt"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cunt

Macmillan American Dictionary:

cunt [countable, offensive] | cunts [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "cunt"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/cunt

Cambridge Dictionary:

cunt [entry 1, offensive]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "cunt"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "cunt"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cunt 1

the Free Dictionary:

cunt

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "cunt"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "cunt"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "cunt" by speech synthesizer

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

cunt

Audio: North American pronunciation of "cunt"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=cunt​0001 word=cunt

YourDictionary Audio:

cunt

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "cunt" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cunt

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