[ suhs ]

verb (used with object)
  1. Chiefly British Slang. to investigate or figure out (usually followed by out).

Origin of suss

First recorded in 1965–70; earlier, to suspect, a suspect, shortening of suspect Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use suss in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for suss


/ (sʌs) /

verb(tr) slang
  1. (often foll by out) to attempt to work out (a situation, person's character, etc), esp using one's intuition

  2. Also: sus to become aware of; suspect (esp in the phrase suss it)

  1. sharpness of mind; social astuteness

Origin of suss

C20: shortened from suspect

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