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 unc&umacron;th : un-, not; see un–1 + c&umacron;th, known; see gn&omacron;- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative uncouther or more uncouth, superlative uncouthest or most uncouth)
Old English uncÅ«Ã¾; un- +"Ž couth.