couthest

couth

1 [kooth] Facetious.
adjective
1.
showing or having good manners or sophistication; smooth: Sending her flowers would be a very couth thing to do.
noun
2.
good manners; refinement: to be lacking in couth.

Origin:
1895–1900; back formation from uncouth

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couth

2 [kooth]
adjective Archaic.
known or acquainted with.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English, Old English cūth past participle of cunnan to know (see can2, could)

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couth (kuːθ)
 
adj
1.  facetious refined
2.  archaic familiar; known
 
[Old English cūth known, past participle of cunnan to know; sense 1, back formation from uncouth]

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couth
O.E. cuðe "known," pp. of cunnan (see can (v.)) died out as such 16c., but the word was reborn 1896, with a new sense of "cultured, refined," as a back-formation from uncouth (q.v.). The O.E. word forms the first element in the man's proper name Cuthbert, lit. "famous-bright."
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