Curt meaning

kûrt
Short or shortened.
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Brief, esp. to the point of rudeness; terse or brusque.

A curt reply.

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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!"

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Rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner.

Was curt and businesslike in the meeting; acknowledged him with a curt nod.

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Terse or condensed.

A curt text message.

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Brief or terse, especially to the point of being rude.
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Short or concise.
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A short form of the male given name Curtis.
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A male given name, an anglicized spelling of Kurt.
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Origin of curt

  • Middle English short, brief from Anglo-Norman from Latin curtus sker-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From the Latin curtus (“shortened”).
    From Wiktionary