[ kuhs-ing ]
See synonyms for: cussingcussings on

  1. the act or practice of cursing or swearing: Keep the cussing to a minimum, as there are kids around.

  2. the act of criticizing or reprimanding someone in harsh language (usually followed by out): After three fouls, the player was pulled from the field and got a good cussing out from his coach.

  1. cursing or swearing: A cussing parrot has landed a woman in court for allegedly teaching the bird to swear at her neighbor.

Origin of cussing

First recorded in 1830–40; cuss + -ing1 for the noun senses; cuss + -ing2 for the adjective sense

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

How to use cussing in a sentence

  • "If that's the case, I'm going to quit cussing, and say my prayers every night," Andy Green asserted emphatically.

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  • The old gentleman have quit his religious cussing now and have took to fussing.