- a male given name, form of Curtis.
Examples from the Web for curts
Historical Examples of curts
I spinned seven curts a day and every night we run two looms, makin' large curts for plow lines.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves.
Work Projects Administration
- rudely blunt and brief; abrupta curt reply
- short or concise
Word Origin for curt
Word Origin and History for curts
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.