ADJECTIVE:
Marked by or possessing a high degree of sophistication; refined: “Many picnics manage without this sophistication, but we like to be couth and feel that the delicacies of gracious living enhance the chances” (John Gould).
noun:
Refinement; sophistication:1. "The man has no couth" (Los Angeles Times).

2. "Frank,did you just fart? , man you got no couth."
by zach July 28, 2004
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Smooth, showing or having sophistication. Good manners; refinement.
Sending her flowers would be a very couth thing to do.
by troy gander April 16, 2009
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A made up word. Part of the word "Uncouth" meaning rude, but by itself meaningless. It falls into the category of words that need prefixes in order to exist. (unkempt, disgruntled, overwhelmed, etc.)

Archaically used to mean "familiar, " "known" opposite to "uncouth" meaning "unfamiliar" and "unknown"
*bumps into someone* --"wow, that's really uncouth"
"So if I apologize does that mean I have couth?"
"No, that means you have manners. Couth isn't a word by itself."

"Couth, couth"
"Gazoontite."
by DoubleDeezNutz November 14, 2020
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couth is what the uncouth certainly dont have. couth saves you from ugly table manners, being filthy, and crude language (usually "potty talk").
john, have COUTH!
or,
nina, have COUTH!
by grace April 06, 2005
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A. To have or to possess a degree of couth.

B. A Paladin playing World of Warcraft who never listens to his group members because he feels above them skill and experience wise. He often queues for random dungeons with a tank and said tank leaves group upon joining. Ironically Couthful is usually the best player in the group by far, able to lead and outdamage everyone, however his name seems like antonym for himself.
A. That was couthful of that dude to hold the door open for his girlfriend.

B. "Oh crap!" he yelled, "Couthful is in our group, he is going to quadruple the damage I do then sarcastically belittle me with backhanded compliments! :("
by waterskiiier987 May 19, 2011
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