couth

1
[ kooth ]
/ kuθ /
Facetious.

adjective

showing or having good manners or sophistication; smooth: Sending her flowers would be a very couth thing to do.

noun

good manners; refinement: to be lacking in couth.

Origin of couth

1
First recorded in 1895–1900; back formation from uncouth

Definition for couther (2 of 2)

couth2
[ kooth ]
/ kuθ /

adjective Archaic.

known or acquainted with.

Origin of couth

2
before 1000; Middle English, Old English cūth past participle of cunnan to know1 (see can2, could)
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British Dictionary definitions for couther

couth
/ (kuːθ) /

adjective

facetious refined
archaic familiar; known

Word Origin for couth

Old English cūth known, past participle of cunnan to know; sense 1, back formation from uncouth
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