shortened form of excuse (v.), attested from late 15c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for scuse

Historical Examples of scuse

  • "'Scuse me, mister," he said as he mounted to his seat at the wheel.

    From Place to Place

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • Scuse me, massa, but there's a young gemman below that axes to see you.

    Tom, The Bootblack

    Horatio Alger

  • Mistah Beelah, 'scuse me troublin' you, but—'scuse me troublin' you.

    The Faith Healer

    William Vaughn Moody

  • Say—this job's off—'scuse me—get on your clothes and let's go out and have some.

  • Scuse me, but your tone and look are not those of a man telling the pure unvarnished.

    The Luminous Face

    Carolyn Wells