cultus cod

cultus

2 [kuhl-tuhs] .
noun, plural cultuses (especially collectively) cultus.
Also called cultus cod.


Origin:
1850–55, Americanism; < Chinook Jargon kə́ltəs worthless, bad, < Lower Chinook kə́ltas in vain, only (but perhaps itself < Chinook Jargon)

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cultus (ˈkʌltəs)
 
n , pl -tuses, -ti
chiefly RC Church another word for cult
 
[C17: from Latin: a toiling over something, refinement, cult]

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