verb (used with object), cursed or curst, curs·ing.
verb (used without object), cursed or curst, curs·ing.
Origin of curse
Examples from the Web for curst
He curst his son, and he curst himself that ever he should beget a son that should eat burned pig.
After all my boasted independence, curst necessity compels me to implore you for five pounds.The Letters of Robert Burns|Robert Burns
Ay, take it; quickly take it—Perhaps I am not so curst, but heav'n may have sent thee at this moment to snatch me from perdition.The Gamester (1753)|Edward Moore
My dear curst creatures, there was once a wife whose name was Catherine Fyste, and she was crafty in court, and well could carve.Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers|W. A. Clouston
Shall my foolish heart be burst, 'Cause I see a woman's curst?The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
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.