verb (used with object), cursed or curst, curs·ing.
verb (used without object), cursed or curst, curs·ing.
Origin of curse
Synonyms for curse
Antonyms for curse
Examples from the Web for curser
Historical Examples of curser
To make a curse operate there must be a certain amount of conviction in the mind of the curser.A Padre in France
George A. Birmingham
He was a profane adulterer, a drinker, a fearful blasphemer, curser and swearer.Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)
He is a curser and swearer, a nefarious pintious lyer, and a contentious person.Notes and Queries for Worcestershire
verb curses, cursing, cursed or archaic curst
Word Origin for curse
Old English cursian, from the source of curse (n.). Meaning "to swear profanely" is from early 13c. Related: Cursed; cursing.
late Old English curs "a prayer that evil or harm befall one," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old French curuz "anger," or Latin cursus "course." Connection with cross is unlikely. No similar word exists in Germanic, Romance, or Celtic. Curses as a histrionic exclamation is from 1885. The curse "menstruation" is from 1930. Curse of Scotland, the 9 of diamonds in cards, is attested from 1791, but the origin is obscure.