[ kur-tis ]

  1. Benjamin Robbins, 1809–74, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1851–57; resigned in dissent over Dred Scott case.

  2. Charles, 1860–1936, vice president of the U.S. 1929–33.

  1. Cyrus Her·mann Kotzsch·mar [hur-muhn -koch-mahr], /ˈhɜr mən ˈkɒtʃ mɑr/, 1850–1933, U.S. publisher.

  2. George Tick·nor [tik-ner], /ˈtɪk nər/, 1812–94, U.S. attorney and writer.

  3. George William, 1824–92, U.S. essayist, editor, and reformer.

  4. a male given name: from an Old French word meaning “courteous.”

Words Nearby Curtis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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