[kooth] /kuθ/ Facetious.
showing or having good manners or sophistication; smooth:
Sending her flowers would be a very couth thing to do.
good manners; refinement:
to be lacking in couth.
known or acquainted with.
(archaic) familiar; known
Old English cuðe “known,” past participle of cunnan (see can (v.1)), from Proto-Germanic *kunthaz (cf. Old Frisian kuth “known,” Old Saxon cuth, Old High German kund, German kund, Gothic kunþs “known”).
Died out as such 16c. with the emergence of could, but the old word was reborn 1896, with a new sense of “cultured, refined,” as a back-formation from uncouth (q.v.). The Old English word forms the first element in the man’s proper name Cuthbert, literally “famous-bright.”
[koo-thee] /ˈku θi/ adjective, Scot. 1. agreeable; genial; kindly. /ˈkuːθɪ/ adjective (Scot) 1. sociable; friendly; congenial 2. comfortable; snug 3. plain; homely; unsophisticated: a couthie saying
[koo-teel, -til] /kuˈtil, -ˈtɪl/ noun 1. a sturdy fabric constructed of a compactly woven herringbone twill.
[koo-too r; French koo-tyr] /kuˈtʊər; French kuˈtür/ noun 1. the occupation of a ; dressmaking and designing. 2. fashion designers or collectively. 3. the clothes and related articles designed by such designers. 4. the business establishments of such designers, especially where clothes are made to order. adjective 5. created or produced by a fashion designer: […]
[koo-too r-ee-ey, -ee-er, -too r-yey; French koo-ty-ryey] /kuˈtʊər iˌeɪ, -i ər, -ˈtʊər yeɪ; French ku tüˈryeɪ/ noun, plural couturiers [koo-too r-ee-eyz, -ee-erz, -too r-yeyz; French koo-ty-ryey] /kuˈtʊər iˌeɪz, -i ərz, -ˈtʊər yeɪz; French ku tüˈryeɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. a person who designs, makes, and sells fashionable clothes for women. /kuːˈtʊərɪˌeɪ; French kutyrje/ noun 1. a […]