The Etymology Of Cunt by Matthew Hunt

A To Z: The Cunt Lexicon

The sheer extent of the ‘cunt’ lexicon supports Scott Capurro’s assertion that it is “plainly the most versatile word in the English language” (2000). Capurro also notes the variety of reactions provoked by the word: “the reaction can be so varied. Some people will try to be smug about it and think, “Well, that does nothing for me”. And the person sitting right next to that person could be completely moved by the word, emotionally drawn to somebody who uses that word, you know. And the person sitting next to that person could be someone who’s completely disgusted by it. It’s one of those great words that can get many, many different reactions from people.” (Pete Woods, 2007).

Its versatility is demonstrated by the following ‘cunt’-related slang words and phrases, listed in slang dictionaries such as The Cassell Dictionary Of Slang (and its second edition, Cassell’s Dictionary Of Slang), A Dictionary Of Slang And Unconventional English, and Profanisaurus Rex; many of them also appear in Talking Cunt, part of the ‘cunt’ chapter in Jonathon Green’s Getting Off At Gateshead:

•’Army Service Cunts’ (‘Army Service Corps’)
•’beat the cunt out of’ (‘beat up’, a variation of ‘beat the crap out of’)
•’big cunt’ (‘large vagina’)
•’bucket cunt’ (‘large vagina’)
•’bunt’ (‘fat female stomach’; a combination of ‘belly’ and ‘cunt’)
•’bushel cunt’/’bushel-cunted’ (‘large vagina’)
•’C’ (‘cunt’)
•’c and c’ (‘clips and cunts’ television programmes)
•’CGI’ (‘Cunt Gap Index’, ‘measurement-scale for vagina sizes’)
•’CHODA’ (‘Cunt Hair On Da Ass’)
•’coming the old cunt’ (‘being unkind’)
•’cooint’ (‘vagina’, Yorkshire variant of ‘cunt’)
•’cow-cunt’ (‘large vagina’)
•’cunker’ (‘cunt’)
•’cunch’ (‘cunnilingus’, ‘combination of ‘cunt’ and lunch’)
•’cunnimingus’ (combination of ‘cunnilingus’ and ‘minger’)
•’cunnylicious’ (combination of ‘cunnilingus’ and ‘delicious’)
•’cunshine’ (‘pornographic images printed on highly glossy paper’)
•’cunt!’ (exclamation)
•’Cunt Act’ (‘Deserted Wives and Children’s Act’)
•’cunt and a half’ (‘very idiotic’)
•”cunt-arse” (‘idiot’; Verne Graham, 2005)
•’cuntbag’ (‘idiot’)
•’cunt-ball’ (‘idiot’)
•’cunt-beten’ (‘impotent’)
•’cuntbitten’/’cunt-bitten’ (‘syphilitic’)
•’cunt book’/’cunt-book’ (‘in the bad books’/’pornography’)
•’cunt bread’ (‘vaginal yeast infection’)
•’cunt-breath’ (‘halitosis’)
•’cunt bubble’ (‘vaginal fart’)
•’cunt buster’/’cunt-buster’ (‘erection’)
•’cunt butter’ (‘vaginal fluid’)
•’cunt candle’ (‘outstanding idiot’)
•’cunt cap’ (‘military hat’)
•’cunt carpet’ (‘pubic hair’)
•’cunt-chaser’ (‘womaniser’)
•’cunt-cleaner’ (‘gynaecologist’)
•’cunt-collar’ (‘pussy whip’)
•’cunt cock’ (‘clitoris’)
•’cunt cork’ (‘tampon’)
•’cunt-cuddling’ (‘masturbation’)
•’cunt-curtain’ (‘pubic hair’)
•’cunt down’ (‘pubic hair’)
•’Cunt Dracula’ (‘idiot’)
•’cunted’ (‘drunk’/’vaginal penetration’)
•’cunteen’ (‘unpleasant quantity between thirteen and nineteen’)
•’cunt-eyed’ (‘narrow-eyed’)
•’cunt face’/’cuntface’/’cunt-faced’ (‘ugly’)
•’cunt fart’ (‘vaginal fart’)
•’cunt for hire’ (‘prostitute’)
•’cunt-fringe’ (‘pubic hair’)
•”cunt-fucked” (‘vaginal sex’; Jim Goad, 1994[d])
•’cunt grunt’ (‘vaginal fart’)
•’cunt guff’ (‘vaginal fart’)
•’cunt-hair’/’cunt hair’/’cunt’s hair’ (‘tiny amount’)
•’cunt-hat’ (‘felt hat’)
•’cunt-hatred’ (‘misogyny’)
•’cunthead’ (‘idiot’)
•”cunthood” (‘femininity’; Jim Goad, 1994[c])
•’cunt hook’ (‘car used to attract women’)
•’cunt-hook’ (‘penis’)
•’cunt-hooks’ (‘fingers’, a pun on ‘cant-hook’/’person’)
•’cunt-hound’ (‘sex-obsessed’)
•’cunt-house’ (‘venue populated largely by women’)
•’cunt hunt’ (‘on the pull’)
•’cunt-hunter’ (‘womaniser’)
•”c[u]ntie” (‘little cunt’; Robert Burns, 1786)
•’cuntikin’ (‘little cunt’)
•’cuntinental’ (‘patron of an outdoor British cafe’)
•”cuntiness” (‘the state of being a cunt’; Britain’s Biggest C**ts, 2008)
•’cunting’ (intensifier, a variant of ‘fucking’/’knickers’, a pun on ‘bunting’)
•’cuntingency plan’ (‘alternative source of sexual gratification’, a pun on ‘contingency plan’)
•’cuntino filet with white sauce’ (‘cunnilingus’)
•’cuntion’ (‘gumption’)
•’cuntish’ (‘stupid’)
•”cunt-ist” (‘heterosexual man’; Jeffrey Merrick and Bryant T Ragan, 1996)
•’cunt-itch’ (‘sexually aroused’)
•’cuntitude’ (‘bad attitude’)
•”cunt-jugal” (a pun on ‘conjugal’; Nick Gomez, 1997)
•’cunt juice’ (‘vaginal fluid’)
•’cuntkin’ (‘little cunt’)
•’cunker’ (‘vagina’, euphemism for ‘cunt’)
•’cunt-lap’/’cuntlap’ (‘cunnilingus’/’idiot’)
•’cunt-lapper’ (‘cunnilinguist’)
•’cunt-lapping’ (‘cunnilingus’/’disgusting’)
•’cuntlashed’ (‘very drunk’)
•’cunt-leg’ (‘penis’)
•’cuntlery’ (‘utensil used to dilate the vagina’)
•’cuntless’ (‘without a cunt’)
•’cuntlet’ (‘little cunt’, a pun on ‘cutlet’)
•’cunt-lick’/’give cunt licks’ (‘cunnilingus’)
•’cunt-licker’ (‘cunnilinguist’/’idiot’)
•’cunt-licking’ (‘cunnilingus’/’disgusting’)
•’cuntlifters’ (‘old ladies’ knickers’)
•’cunt light’/’C-light’ (‘pornographic film lighting’)
•’cunt-like’ (‘vaginal’)
•’cunt like a Grimsby welly’ (‘large vagina’)
•’cuntlines’ (‘seams between the strands of a rope’; variant of ‘contlines’)
•’cunt-lips’ (‘labia’)
•’cunt man’/’C man’ (‘sexual athlete’)
•’cuntmeat’ (‘women’)
•”C[u]nt-mending” (‘gynaecology’; John Wilmot, 1680)
•’cunt mumps’ (‘woman’s excuse to deflect chat-up lines’)
•’cunt-munchers’ (‘cunnilinguists’)
•”cunt-mutilation” (‘vaginal mutilation’; Jim Goad, 1994[e])
•’cuntock’ (‘idiot’; abbreviated to ‘ock’)
•’cuntocks’ (‘labia’; abbreviated to ‘ocks’)
•’cunt of all cunts’ (‘incredibly stupid person’)
•”cunt-palaces” (‘attractive vaginas’; Raymond Stephanson, 2004)
•’cunt-pensioner’ (‘pimp’; abbreviated to ‘cp’)
•’cunt pie’ (‘vagina’)
•’cunt plugger’/’cunt-plugger’ (penis’)
•’cunt plugging’/’cunt-plugging’ (‘sexual intercouse’)
•’cunt positive’ (‘liberal feminist’)
•”cunt-pounding” (‘sexual intercourse’; Media News, 2005)
•’cunt-power’ (‘female energy’)
•’cuntprick’ (‘idiot’)
•’cunt-rag’ (‘sanitary towel’)
•’cunt-rammer’ (‘penis’, an extension of ‘rammer’)
•’cunt-rats’ (‘tampons’)
•’cuntrified’ (‘public houses converted into wine bars’)
•’cunt ruffler’ (‘provoker of women’)
•’cunt rug’ (‘pubic hair’)
•’cuntryside’ (‘large vagina’)
•’cunt’s blood’ (‘idiot’)
•’cunt-simple’ (‘sex-obsessed’)
•’cuntsman’ (‘womaniser’)
•’cunt smoke’ (‘no problem’)
•’cunt scratchers’ (‘hands’)
•’cunt-screen’ (‘pubic hair’)
•’cunt-shop’ (‘knocking shop’)
•’Cunts In Velvet’ (‘City Imperial Volunteers’)
•’cuntsmith’ (‘gynaecologist’)
•’cunt splice’ (‘partially spliced rope’; variant of ‘cont splice’/’cut splice’)
•’cunt-stabber’ (‘penis’)
•’cunt-stand’ (‘sexually aroused’)
•’cunt-starver’ (‘errant ex-husband’)
•’cunt-sticker’ (‘penis’)
•’cunt-stirrer’ (‘penis’)
•’cunt-stopper’ (penis’)
•’cunt-stretcher’/’cunt stretcher’ (‘penis’)
•’cunt-struck’ (‘sex-obsessed’)
•’cunt stubble’ (‘constable’)
•’cuntsucker’/’cunt-sucker’ (‘cunnilinguist’)
•’cunt-sucking’ (‘cunnilingus’)
•’Cuntsville’ (‘hometown’)
•’cunt swab’/’cunt-swab’ (‘knickers’)
•’cunt-teaser’ (‘a man who sexually excites a woman’)
•’cunt-tickler’/’cunt tickler’ (‘moustache’)
•’cunt torture’ (‘sadomasochistic sex’)
•’cunt trumpet’ (‘cunnilingus’)
•’cunt tug’ (‘pubic wig’)
•’cunt-up’/’cunt up’ (‘mistake’, variation of ‘belly up’)
•’cuntuppance’ (‘punishment for male infedility’, a pun on ‘come-uppance’)
•’cunt wagon’/’cunt-wagon’ (‘passion wagon’)
•’cuntwank’ (‘meaningless sex’)
•’cunt warren’ (‘brothel’)
•’cuntweep’ (‘vaginal fluid’)
•’cunt-wig’ (‘pubic hair’)
•’cunty’ (‘idiot’/’worthless’/’feminine’)
•’cuntyballs’ (‘idiot’)
•’cunty booby’ (‘confusion’)
•’cunty chops’ (‘beard’)
•’cunty Italian’ (‘Italian-American woman’)
•’Cunty McCuntlips’ (‘idiot’)
•’decunt’ (‘withdraw the penis from the vagina’)
•’dirty cunt’ (‘unclean vagina’)
•’doss cunt’ (‘stupid idiot’)
•’double-cunted’ (‘large vagina’)
•’dumb cunt’ (‘stupid idiot’)
•”encunten” (‘to call someone a cunt’; Britain’s Biggest C**ts, 2008)
•’eyes like sheep’s cunts’ (‘hangover’)
•’fish-cunt’ (‘woman’)
•’flatter than a cow’s cunt’ (‘horizontal’)
•’full cuntal lobotomy’ (‘male sexual arousal’, a pun on ‘full-frontal lobotomy’)
•’get some cunt’ (‘male sexual gratification’)
•’go cunt up’ (‘go wrong’)
•’gunt’ (‘fat female stomach’; a combination of ‘gut’ and ‘cunt’)
•’ICBM’ (“Inter Cuntinental Ballistic Missile”: ‘penis’; Roger Mellie, 2005)
•’KFC’ (‘Knob Filled Cunt’)
•’kipper’s cunt’ (‘very smelly’)
•’knock the cunt out of’ (‘knock out’)
•’lazy cunt’ (‘menstruating vagina’)
•’LC’ (“LOW CUNT” and “LAP CUNT”; James van Cleve, 19–)
•’make a coffee house of a woman’s cunt’ (‘coitus interruptus’)
•’make a lobster kettle out of someone’s cunt’ (‘coitus interruptus’)
•’mouth like a cow’s cunt’ (‘talkative’)
•’petit-cunt’ (‘petit-bourgeois idiot’)
•’pox-ridden cunt’ (‘diseased vagina’)
•’RCH’ (‘Red Cunt Hair’, ‘hair’s breadth’)
•’scabby cunt’ (‘diseased vagina’)
•’scunt’ (‘idiot’)
•’siffed-up cunt-hole’ (‘diseased vagina’)
•’silly cunt!’ (‘stupid idiot’)
•’sluice-cunted’ (‘large vagina’)
•’smelly cunt’ (‘malodorous vagina’)
•’stick it up your cunt’ (‘get stuffed’, a variation of ‘stick it up your arse’)
•’stinky cunt’ (‘malodorous vagina’)
•’sweet cunt’ (‘lovely vagina’)
•’talking cunt’ (‘verbal seduction’)
•’that’s not cunt it’s peehole’ (‘underage girl’)
•”three cocks to the cunt” (‘with gusto’; Profanisaurus, 2007)
•”Treecunts” (‘tree branches resembling female genitals’, in Just Sluts And Cunts photographs; Jan Willem Verkerk, 2007)
•”Two C’s in a K” (‘two cunts in a kitchen’: two housewives in an advertisement; Stephen King, 1981 [also “2CK”; Sam Delaney, 2007])
•’WRAC’ (‘Weekly Ration of Army Cunt’)

This is only a small part of a the fantastic work at http://www.matthewhunt.com/cunt/etymology.html

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