Uncouth meaning

ŭn-ko͝oth
Crude; unrefined.
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Awkward or clumsy; ungraceful.
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Awkward; clumsy; ungainly.
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Uncultured; crude; boorish.
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The definition of uncouth is awkward, clumsy or uncultured.

An example of uncouth is a person who says embarrassing things about others at gatherings.

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Foreign; unfamiliar.
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Not known or familiar; strange.
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Origin of uncouth

  • Middle English unknown, strange from Old English uncūth un- not un–1 cūth known gnō- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English uncūþ; un- +"Ž couth.

    From Wiktionary