• enPR: kŭnt, IPA: /kʌnt/, [kʰʌ̃ntʰ]


  1. (vulgar, countable) The female genitalia, especially the vulva.
    • 1930, D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Chapter 12 (speaking Midlands vernacular, but both Lawrence and his character know standard English)
      An' doesn't ter know? Cunt! It's thee down theer; an' what I get when I'm i'side thee, and what tha gets when I'm i'side thee; it's a' as it is, all on't.
    • 1983, Lawrence Durrell, Sebastian, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 1138:
      Ah! This power-house of human misery and ecstasy, the cunt!
    • 2004, Leo Benedictus, "A bit of hanky-panky", The Guardian, 23 Jun 04:
      Then there is a drum roll, and I watch open-mouthed as she bends over and produces a string of red cloths from her femininity. "What better way to celebrate 10 years of Camberwell Arts Week than pulling 10 red handkerchiefs out of my cunt?" she asks.
  2. (vulgar, offensive, countable) An extremely unpleasant or objectionable person (in US, especially a woman; in UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand more usually a man).
    • 2009, Patrick Barkham, "Top Gear: Why We're Mad About the Boys", The Guardian, 12 Nov 09:
      He rails against political correctness and health and safety regulations, and earlier this summer was accused of calling Gordon Brown "a cunt" in unbroadcast comments to his Top Gear audience, whom he has also referred to as "oafs".
  3. (British, Australia, NZ, vulgar, countable) An objectionable object or item.
    Fix the car? I’ll sort the cunt out at the weekend.
  4. (British, Australia, Ireland, NZ, vulgar) An unpleasant or difficult experience or incident.
    • 2016, Rachel Braier, The Guardian, 11 July:
      Certain situations just cry out for it – keys breaking in the lock, not being able to find the starting point in a roll of sticky-tape, running out of bin-bags. The kind of everyday annoyances that Alanis Morissette would define as irony are actually cunts as far as I’m concerned.
  5. (vulgar, countable and uncountable) A woman, women, or bottom (i.e. submissive partner, not the top) as a source of sex.
    I’m going to hit the clubs and see if I can get me some cunt.
  6. (Australia, New Zealand, British, vulgar, positive, countable) (with words funny, good) A person (mostly between male friends); compare bastard.
    Yes, I do remember Dave; he was one funny cunt.
    Tom's a good cunt: he fixed my car and didn't even charge me for it!
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