A term for the female genitals, and a highly insulting term (if you're American; many people in Britain and Austrailia actually use it among frends as a term of endearment).
"Pudenda" is used more often and concidered aomewhat less "value-laden", but it's often overlooked that "pudenda" comes from "pudendum", which means "shameful part"; many societies see the vulva as unclean and/or shameful, but there's nothing shameful about the female genitals. "Cunt" is a native English
word (and there aren't many of those) It goes back to an Old Germanic stem "kunton".
It may have arose by Grimm's law operating on the Proto-Indo-European root gen/gon = "create, become" seen in gonads, genital, gamete, genetics, gene, or the Proto-Indo-European root gwne/gune = "woman" seen in gynaecology. The prefix 'cu' is one of the oldest word-sounds in recorded language. It is an expression quintessentially associated with femininity, and is the basis of 'cow' ('female animal'), 'queen' ('female monarch'), and, of course, 'cunt' ('female genital'). The word's second most significant influence is the Latin term 'cuneus', meaning 'wedge', from which comes 'cunnus' ('vagina').
Sadly, this ancient word has been abused so much, and has been used against women very often.
A very ancient word first documented in the 13th Century with roots in Norsk languages. Used to describe the female genitalia in a derogatory manner. Or, more commonly, to insult someone with reference to a female genitalia. Linked directly to the degradation of the masculine by comparison to the feminine.
In contemporary culture this is considered to be one of, if not the most offensive word in the English language.
You killed my Hamster you nasty Cunt!
1) A person so vile as to be without any redeeming feature.
2) A Vagina
As he smiled and assured the world that he "cared passionately for the people of Iraq" Tony Blair revealed himself as the personification of a fucking cunt.
As the doctor inspected the vibrator lodged inside Mrs Thatcher's vagina, he turned and said "The fuckin' fuckers fucked up that fuckin' cunt's cunt."
A nasty person. Used in Australia and UK as a synonym for bastard (but a really bad one).
My boss made me stay back at work on my birthday. He's a real cunt.
Almost certainly a proper technical term for the female organ(s) - consider the number of similar-sounding terms in both Latin and Germanic languages. Became a taboo word simply because it related to both sex and femininity - but many prefer it, finding that other everyday terms like "pussy" just don't have the right sound.
2) stupid/contemptible person of either gender
Only in America is this considered a specifically misogynistic insult. In Britain it is most likely to be heard amongst men quarelling.
(Message to board moderator who rejects my definitions:)
I may have a cunt, but don't presume I am one.
A woman with the ethics of a man.
Hillary Clinton is universally regarded as a Cunt.
Thought to be the most effective word in the english language for making ones point. It may also be sprinkled onto everyday sentences to spice them up rather dramatically.
It is often ranked higher in power than both fuck
Certain combinations of words have reached its effectiveness (such as 'smell my vagina it's full of pus' or 'what is that my tongue keeps hitting in your ass?') but no single word has come close.
must be used strategically for effectiveness, cunt needs no extra help. It is universally effective, regardless of the context.
The word is so powerful that it has been known to cause embarrassment when using words that sound like it. For example, many sideways glances have been observed in school children singing 'My CUNTry tis of thee'.
An interesting note: The word is universally effective, but when it is used by a male, it is estimated to be an additional 50 to 75% MORE effective than when a woman uses it.
"Mom, I can see your cunt through those pants, can't you wear something else?"
"Hello 911? I got a hotdog stuck in my dog's cunt, can you help me?"
"I have a feeling Mother Theresa kept a spider in her cunt, but I also believe she did a lot of good for the people."
"Cunts first" (when opening a door for a lady)