AskDefine | Define curt

Dictionary Definition

curt adj
1 marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him" [syn: brusque, brusk, short(p)]
2 brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand" [syn: crisp, laconic, terse]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From the Latin curtus, "shortened".

Pronunciation

Adjective

en-adj er
  1. Brief or terse, especially to the point of being rude.
  2. short or concise

Translations

brief or terse, especially to the point of being rude
short or concise

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Kurt is a given name. Its principal English variant is Curt, while others include Cord, Curd, and Kort. It originated as a short form of Curtis, Konrad (Conrad), and Kunibert.
Its name days are November 12 (Sweden) and November 26 (Norway).
Kurt also appears as a family name.

Famous people named Kurt

Other meanings

External links

curt in Danish: Kurt
curt in German: Kurt
curt in French: Kurt
curt in Latin: Kurt
curt in Hungarian: Kurt
curt in Norwegian: Kurt
curt in Norwegian Nynorsk: Kurt
curt in Russian: Курт
curt in Swedish: Kurt

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1