Definitions starting with C

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cuss-cuss

[Atlantic; cf. DJE koskos "cf. Twi kasákàsa to dispute; contend in words, but iden­tified often with English dialect cuss curse. . . a row"; cf. also Krio "kuskas. . .quarrel fiercely; cf. Yoruba kusa bluster, make empty threats; Igbo -kwusi ike speak strongly, loudly" KED] n. name calling; insults: 1888 Cusscuss (calling names) no bore hole in skin (Powles 167). cf. CURSING (Mayag.)

Tags: noun, reduplication

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Last update: 2012-01-17 01:12
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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