What are cussing words?

cuss·​word | \ ˈkəs-ˌwərd \2 : a term of abuse : a derogatory termExamples of cussword in a Sentencewas reprimanded for teaching his little brother cusswordsThese example sentence

What are cussing words?

cuss·​word | \ ˈkəs-ˌwərd

How to pronounce cussword (audio)

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2 : a term of abuse : a derogatory term

Examples of cussword in a Sentence

was reprimanded for teaching his little brother cusswords

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First Known Use of cussword

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Cussword. Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cussword. Accessed 18 Oct. 2022.MLA

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