Curt definition

kûrt
Frequency:
(archaic) Short or shortened.
adjective
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Brief or terse, especially to the point of being rude.
adjective
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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.

adjective
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A short form of the male given name Curtis.
pronoun
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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!"

adjective
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Brief, esp. to the point of rudeness; terse or brusque.

A curt reply.

adjective
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A male given name, an anglicized spelling of Kurt.
pronoun
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0
Terse or condensed.

A curt text message.

adjective
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1
Short or concise.
adjective
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
curt
Comparative:
curter
Superlative:
curtest

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