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Curt

[kurt] /kɜrt/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Curtis.
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curt

/kɜːt/
adjective
1.
rudely blunt and brief; abrupt: a curt reply
2.
short or concise
Derived Forms
curtly, adverb
curtness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin curtus cut short, mutilated
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Word Origin and History for curts

curt

adj.

mid-14c., from Latin curtus "(cut) short, shortened, incomplete," from PIE root *(s)ker- "to cut" (see short (adj.)). Sense of "rude" is first recorded 1831. The Latin word was adopted early into most Germanic languages (cf. Icelandic korta, German kurz, etc.) and drove out the native words based on Proto-Germanic *skurt-, but English retains short.

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