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Webster 1913 Edition


Curt

Curt

(kŭrt)
,
Adj.
[L.
curtus
; cf. Skr.
kart
to cut. Cf.
Curtail
.]
Characterized by excessive brevity; short; rudely concise;
as,
curt
limits; a
curt
answer
.
The
curt
, yet comprehensive reply.
W. Irving.

Webster 1828 Edition


Curt

CURT

,
Adj.
[L.] Short. [Rarely used, and not elegant.]

Definition 2022


Curt

Curt

See also: curt

English

Proper noun

Curt

  1. A short form of the male given name Curtis
  2. A male given name, an anglicized spelling of Kurt

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Swedish

Proper noun

Curt

  1. A male given name, a less common spelling of Kurt.

curt

curt

See also: Curt

English

Adjective

curt (comparative curter, superlative curtest)

  1. 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 [...]
  2. Short or concise.

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Catalan

Etymology

From Latin curtus, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker-.

Adjective

curt m (feminine curta, masculine plural curts, feminine plural curtes)

  1. short

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin curtus.

Adjective

curt m (feminine curte, masculine plural curts, feminine plural curtis)

  1. short

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Ladin

Etymology

From Latin curtus.

Adjective

curt m (feminine singular curta, masculine plural cursc, feminine plural curtes)

  1. brief, short

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Old French

Noun

curt f (oblique plural curz or curtz, nominative singular curt, nominative plural curz or curtz)

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of cort