- The definition of curt is a statement, response or reply that is very short and potentially rude.
An example of curt is when someone asks how your day was and you snap "fine!"
curt definition by Webster's New World
- Archaic short or shortened
- brief, esp. to the point of rudeness; terse or brusque: a curt reply
Origin: Classical Latin curtus: see short
curt definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective curt·er, curt·est
- Rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner. See Synonyms at gruff.
- Using few words; terse.
- Having been shortened.
Origin: Middle English, short, brief, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin curtus; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
- curtˈly adverb
- curtˈness noun