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
Related Words for curstbane, obscenity, expletive, profanity, whammy, disaster, scourge, evil, calamity, burden, jinx, cuss, obloquy, malediction, execration, sacrilege, blasphemy, profanation, commination, imprecation
Examples from the Web for curst
Historical Examples of curst
Shall my foolish heart be burst, 'Cause I see a woman's curst?The Book of Humorous Verse
You've druv me from my home, and I'll have your curst blood for it yet.Matilda Montgomerie
Major (John) Richardson
I always abhor'd the Art of Patience, and curst all Fisher-men.The Life and Death of Doctor Faustus Made into a Farce
Here in the shout that rings upon my ear, Here in the glance that curst me with forgiveness.Joan of Arc
Jane Alice Sargant
I won't frank from you, or for you, or to you—may I be curst if I do, unless you mend your manners.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. II
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.