couth

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

noun
  1. good manners; refinement: to be lacking in couth.

Origin of couth

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First recorded in 1895–1900; back formation from uncouth

Other definitions for couth (2 of 2)

couth2
[ kooth ]

adjectiveArchaic.
  1. known or acquainted with.

Origin of couth

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First recorded before 1000; Middle English, Old English cūth, past participle of cunnan “to know”; see know1, can2, could

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British Dictionary definitions for couth

couth

/ (kuːθ) /


adjective
  1. facetious refined

  2. archaic familiar; known

Origin of couth

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

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