cunt

[ kuhnt ]
/ kʌnt /

Usage alert

All senses of this word are vulgar slang and are very strongly tabooed and censored. The meanings that refer to a woman and a contemptible person are used with disparaging intent and are perceived as highly insulting and demeaning. There are many words used to refer to people in sexual terms. However, to call a person a cunt, especially a woman, is one of the most hateful and powerful examples of verbal abuse in the English language. See also gash1.

noun Slang: Vulgar.

the vulva or vagina.
Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
  1. a contemptuous term used to refer to a woman.
  2. a term used to refer to a contemptible person.
sexual intercourse with a woman.

Origin of cunt

1275–1325; Middle English cunte; cognate with Old Norse kunta, Old Frisian, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch kunte
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British Dictionary definitions for cunt

cunt

/ (kʌnt) /

noun taboo

the female genitals
offensive, slang a woman considered sexually
offensive, slang a mean or obnoxious person

Word Origin for cunt

C13: of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse kunta, Middle Low German kunte

usage

Although there has been some relaxation of the taboo against using words such as fuck in conversation and print, the use of cunt is still not considered acceptable by most people outside very limited social contexts. Though originally a racily descriptive word in Middle English, it has been taboo for many centuries and continues to be so
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