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suss

[suhs]
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verb (used with object)
  1. Chiefly British Slang. to investigate or figure out (usually followed by out).
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Origin of suss

First recorded in 1965–70; earlier, to suspect, a suspect, shortening of suspect
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British Dictionary definitions for sussed

sussed

adjective
  1. British informal well-informed; aware
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suss

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)
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noun
  1. sharpness of mind; social astuteness
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See also sus laws

Word Origin

C20: shortened from suspect
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Word Origin and History for sussed

suss

v.

"to figure out, investigate and discover," 1966, earlier "to suspect" (1953, police jargon), a slang shortening of suspect (v.).

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