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suspicious: He called in sick on the day we all had to stay late for inventory, which seemed a little bit sus to me.She says they’re just friends, but she’s been acting pretty sus around my boyfriend.
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Origin of sus
First recorded in 1935–40; shortening of suspicious; see also suss
Words nearby sus
survive, survivor, survivor guilt, survivorship, survivor syndrome, sus, Susa, Susah, Susan, Susanna, Susanne
Other definitions for sus (2 of 2)
variant of sub- before c, p, t: susceptible.
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How to use sus in a sentence
I like sus-sus-pen-sheen bridges that fly from bank to bank, with one big step, like a gang-plank.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
The two existed for centuries side by side, but compti survived sus as a form of marriage cum conventine in manum.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
Observaciones sobre el clima de Lima y sus influencias en los seres organizados en especial el hombre.
When Rayo speaks of the president and ministers he always styles them sus mejores amigos (his best friends).
The first is the so-called turbary pig (Sus scrofa palustris).The New Stone Age in Northern Europe|John M. Tyler
British Dictionary definitions for sus
/ (sʌs) British slang /
a variant spelling of suss (def. 2)
See also sus laws
Word Origin for sus
C20: shortened from suspicion
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