- The definition of cunt is a very profane way to describe a mean or disagreeable woman.
An example of cunt is what a woman may be called during a heated disagreement.
- Cunt is defined as a degrading or very profane term for a vagina.
An example of cunt is what someone may call a person they don’t like during a big fight.
- the vulva or vagina
- sexual intercourse with a woman
- a woman: a term of hostility and contempt
- any unpleasant or contemptible person
Origin of cuntMiddle English cunte, female genitals, akin to Old Norse kunta ; from Germanic an unverified form kuntōn ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- Vulgar Slang The vagina or vulva.
- Offensive Slang a. Used as a disparaging term for a woman.b. Used as a disparaging term for a person one dislikes or finds extremely disagreeable.
- Vulgar Slang Sexual intercourse with a woman.
Origin of cuntMiddle English cunte.
(countable and uncountable, plural cunts)
- (vulgar, countable) The female genitalia, especially the vulva.
- (vulgar, offensive, countable) An extremely unpleasant or objectionable person (in US, especially a woman; in UK or Ireland, more usually a man).
- (UK, New Zealand, vulgar, countable) An objectionable object or item.
- Fix the car? I’ll sort the cunt out at the weekend.
- (UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, vulgar) An unpleasant or difficult experience or incident.
- I had a real cunt of a day. It was a cunt of an experience getting through it.
- (vulgar, countable and uncountable) A woman, women, or bottom as a source of sex.
- I’m going to hit the clubs and see if I can get me some cunt.
- (Australia, New Zealand, UK, vulgar, positive, countable) (with words funny, good) A person (mostly between male friends); compare bastard.
- Yes, I do remember Dave, he was one funny cunt.
- Tom's a good cunt, he fixed my car and didn't even charge me for it!
Writing in 1961, Partridge notes the term has been avoided "in written and polite spoken English" from the 15th Century and has been considered obscene (thus illegal to publish) since around 1700. Partridge further notes the absence of the term from the 1932 Universal Dictionary of English and the 1933 Shorter Oxford Dictionary. Partridge himself bowdlerizes the term as c*nt.
From 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 (“arse”) and Icelandic kunta. A relationship to Latin cunnus has not been conclusively shown. Partridge suggests cuneus, a wedge.