from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A stallion.

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  • noun one who uses cusses


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  • One character, already firmly in my head, is a serious cusser.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Love Me, Love My Book? 2008

  • Their little ears are always open (watch out if you're a cusser because you'll hear it come right back out of the mouths of your babes!) and their eyes are on us constantly, learning all kinds of behaviors to mimic later.

    Liane Weintraub: Freedom from Junk 2009

  • Many of us remember the Lincolnesque Senator Ed Muskie breaking down in tears during the 1972 campaign over Segretti-planted false stories in a New Hampshire newspaper that accused Mrs. Muskie of being a heavy smoker, drinker, and cusser and accused Muskie of uttering a slur in describing New Hampshire's French Canadian population.

    Exposing Karl Rove 2005

  • I am only an amateur cusser at best, but I inherited other things from these people who grew up on the ridges and deep in the hollows of northeastern

    Rick Bragg biography 2001

  • He was jus 'lak a old tom cat, he was such a cusser.

    Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Georgia Narratives, Part 2 Work Projects Administration

  • He was cross-grained, mean-tempered and the most expert cusser I ever heard talk.

    The story of my life, or, More than a half century as I have lived it and seen it lived, 1912

  • I tell you us fellers that was layin 'there in the grass listenin' to them bullets singin 'thought he was the finest cusser that ever ripped an oath.

    The Leopard's Spots [selections] 1902

  • "Is you much of a cusser?" he asked solemnly, "'cause if you is you'll hafter cut it out on these premises."

    Miss Minerva and William Green Hill Frances Boyd Calhoun 1888

  • His comforts, it is true, were amply insured: a widowed sister had come to preside over his household -- a deaf old woman, who had much to be thankful for in her infirmity, for Joel Quimbey in his youth, before he acquired religion, had been known as a singularly profane man -- "a mos 'survigrus cusser" -- and something of his old proficiency had returned to him.

    His "Day In Court" 1895 Mary Noailles Murfree 1886

  • For all we know Bush was a cusser supreme, but his image was such that you imagined him saying "Oh golly gumdrops heck it all!" when his plane was shot down.

    BrothersJudd Blog 2010


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