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curt

[ kurt ]
/ kɜrt /
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adjective, curt·er, curt·est.

rudely brief in speech or abrupt in manner.
brief; concise; terse; laconic.
short; shortened.

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Origin of curt

First recorded in 1620–30, curt is from the Latin word curtus “shortened, short, cut short”
2. See blunt.
curt·ly, adverbcurt·ness, noun

Definition for curt (2 of 2)

Curt
[ kurt ]
/ kɜrt /

noun

a male given name, form ofCurtis.
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British Dictionary definitions for curt

curt
/ (kɜːt) /

adjective

rudely blunt and brief; abrupta curt reply
short or concise
curtly, adverbcurtness, noun
C17: from Latin curtus cut short, mutilated
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