"cure" Definition

  1. an odd person; a contemptuous term, abridged from CURIOSITY, which was formerly the favourite expression. The word cure, as originally applied, was London street slang, and was, as just stated, an abbreviation of curiosity, or, more correctly, of curious or queer fellow. Of late years it has, however, been used to denote a funny, humorous person, who can give and receive chaff.

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Position in the dictionary: 878 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: curios, currency, curse, curse of scotland, curtail, cushion, cushion-smiter, cushmawaunee, customer, customhouse-officer
Previous words in the dictionary: cupboard-love, cupboard-headed, cup-tosser, cumshaw, cummer, culver-headed, cully gorger, culling, cullet, cull

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