curt (comparative curter, superlative curtest)
- Brief or terse, especially to the point of being rude.
1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, “chapter XVIII and XIX”, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855:
- Again I begged her to keep an eye on her blood pressure and not get so worked up, and once more she brushed me off, this time with a curt request that I would go and boil my head. [...] Beginning with a curt “Listen, Buster,” she proceeded to sketch out with admirable clearness the salient points in the situation as she envisaged it [...]
- Short or concise.
brief or terse, especially to the point of being rude
curt f (oblique plural curz or curtz, nominative singular curt, nominative plural curz or curtz)
- (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of cort