An example of uncouth is a person who says embarrassing things about others at gatherings.
- Archaic not known or familiar; strange
- awkward; clumsy; ungainly
- uncultured; crude; boorish
Origin of uncouthMiddle English from Old English uncuth, unknown from un-, not + cuth, past participle of cunnan, to know: see can
- Crude; unrefined.
- Awkward or clumsy; ungraceful.
- Archaic Foreign; unfamiliar.
Origin of uncouthMiddle English unknown, strange from Old English uncūth un- not ; see un- 1. cūth known ; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative uncouther or more uncouth, superlative uncouthest or most uncouth)
Old English uncÅ«Ã¾; un- +"Ž couth.