adjective, curt·er, curt·est.
- curtail step,
- curtain call
Origin of curt
Examples from the Web for curt
Former Red Sox star Curt Schilling says his politics are keeping him out of Cooperstown.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame|Ben Jacobs|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a darling of the left who identifies as a democratic socialist, was curt.
The senator also is curt on the subject of the D.C. political magazine that scores the votes of every member of Congress.Can This Ornery Socialist Spoil the Clinton Coronation?|David Freedlander|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wilson, who spoke to The Daily Beast from a cab on his way back up to Harlem, is curt and cold in conversation.Bad to the Drone: Amateur Flyer Appears at Harlem Wreckage|Abby Haglage|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Curt Smith of Tears for Fears played himself in the fifth season episode “Shawn 2.0.”
It was in vain that she turned her back upon him, and gave him curt ungracious answers, often affecting not to hear him at all.Flora Lyndsay|Susanna Moodie
She gave him a curt little nod, and walked lightly, rapidly up the avenue.My Friend Prospero|Henry Harland
His stubbled red face, dust-smeared, queried us keenly; so did his curt voice.Desert Dust|Edwin L. Sabin
This curt command, delivered in his most schoolmastery manner, was instantly obeyed.In the Midst of Alarms|Robert Barr
He had no right and no wish to know what the other man chose to conceal beneath that curt and incisive manner.The Shepherd of the North|Richard Aumerle Maher
Word Origin for curt
mid-14c., from Latin curtus "(cut) short, shortened, incomplete," from PIE root *(s)ker- "to cut" (see short (adj.)). Sense of "rude" is first recorded 1831. The Latin word was adopted early into most Germanic languages (cf. Icelandic korta, German kurz, etc.) and drove out the native words based on Proto-Germanic *skurt-, but English retains short.