Words That Start with CU: A List to Expand Your Vocabulary

Discover a variety of words that start with “cu” in this comprehensive list, enhancing your vocabulary and offering new ways to enrich your communication.

  1. Cube- A three-dimensional shape with six square faces.
  2. Cub- A young animal such as a bear, lion, or fox.
  3. Cue- A signal for action; or a stick used in pool or billiards.
  4. Cup- A small bowl-shaped container for drinking.
  5. Curb- A stone or concrete edging along a street or path.
  6. Cure- A remedy or treatment that heals a disease.
  7. Curl- To form into a spiral or curved shape.
  8. Curry- A dish of meat, vegetables, etc., cooked in an Indian-style sauce of strong spices.
  9. Cusp- A point or peak, such as on a tooth or the moon.
  10. Custard- A dessert made with sweetened milk and eggs.
  11. Custom- A traditional and widely accepted way of behaving or doing something.
  12. Cutter- A tool used for cutting.
  13. Cuddle- To hold close for warmth or comfort.
  14. Cult- A system of religious veneration towards a particular figure or object.
  15. Cumulus- A type of large, white, fluffy cloud.
  16. Cunning- Having or showing skill in achieving goals by deceit or evasion.
  17. Cucumber- A long, green-skinned fruit with watery flesh, usually eaten raw in salads.
  18. Cuff- The end part of a sleeve, where the material of the garment is turned back or a separate band is sewn.
  19. Curtain- A piece of material suspended at the top to form a screen, typically movable sideways along a rail.
  20. Curate- A member of the clergy engaged as assistant to a vicar, rector, or parish priest.
  21. Curio- A rare, unusual, or intriguing object.
  22. Curfew- A regulation requiring people to remain indoors between specified hours.
  23. Curdle- To form into lumps or small clots (as in milk turning sour).
  24. Curse- A solemn utterance intended to invoke a supernatural power to inflict harm.
  25. Curved- Not straight; having a bend or curve.
  26. Cuspate- Pointed, having cusps.
  27. Curable- Capable of being cured or healed.
  28. Curator- A keeper or custodian of a museum or other collection.
  29. Curbside- The side of a curb, or an area beside the curb.
  30. Curtly- In a rudely brief or abrupt manner.
  31. Curtsy- A woman’s formal greeting made by bending the knees with one foot in front of the other.
  32. Currency- A system of money in general use in a particular country.
  33. Currant- A small dried fruit made from a seedless variety of grape.
  34. Curvy- Having curves.
  35. Cushion- A soft bag filled with air or padding such as feathers or foam.
  36. Cuspate- Having cusps or points.
  37. Cutlass- A short sword with a slightly curved blade, formerly used by sailors.
  38. Cuticle- The skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail.
  39. Cutlery- Utensils such as knives, forks, and spoons used for eating or serving food.
  40. Cutlet- A small piece of meat, usually breaded and fried.
  41. Cutback- A reduction in something, typically expenditures.
  42. Curtail- Reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.
  43. Curvilinear- Formed, bound, or characterized by curved lines.
  44. Customer- A person who buys goods or services from a shop or business.
  45. Cuteness- The quality of being attractive in a pretty or endearing way.
  46. Curmudgeon- A bad-tempered or surly person.
  47. Cumin- A spice made from the dried seed of a herb in the parsley family, used in cooking.
  48. Cumbersome- Large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry or use; unwieldy.
  49. Cupola- A small dome adorning a roof or ceiling.
  50. Cupcake- A small cake baked in a cup-shaped container.
  51. Culprit- A person responsible for a crime or other misdeed.
  52. Cull- Selectively slaughter or remove from a group.
  53. Cultural- Relating to the ideas, customs, and social behavior of a society.
  54. Cupboard- A cabinet or small closet used for storing dishes, food, or clothes.
  55. Cuneiform- A system of writing used in ancient Mesopotamia, made up of wedge-shaped marks.
  56. Cuddly- Suitable for or inviting cuddling.
  57. Curtsey- An alternative spelling of curtsy.
  58. Curative- Able to cure something, typically disease.
  59. Curbstone- A stone forming part of a curb.
  60. Curbside- The side of the pavement at the edge of a street.
  61. Culotte- A split or bifurcated skirt or any garment which “hangs like a skirt” but is actually pants.
  62. Cubicle- A small partitioned-off area of a room.
  63. Culinary- Related to cooking or kitchens.
  64. Culling- The process of selecting and removing animals from a group based on specific criteria.
  65. Cupidity- Greed for money or possessions.
  66. Cuneate- Wedge-shaped.
  67. Curate- The process of managing or organizing a collection of artifacts or works of art.
  68. Cubism- An early 20th-century style of art in which objects are represented as abstract structures of cubes and other shapes.
  69. Cuboid- Being cube-shaped or roughly so.
  70. Curability- The ability to be cured.
  71. Cuspated- Having cusps or points.
  72. Cupful- The amount that fills a cup.
  73. Curtain- Cover or screen with a curtain.
  74. Curtilage- The enclosed area of land around a dwelling, including any closely associated buildings and structures.
  75. Curtain- A piece of material used to cover a window or doorway.
  76. Culture- The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.
  77. Curd- Soft, white substance formed when milk coagulates.
  78. Curfew- A regulation requiring people to remain indoors between specified hours, typically at night.
  79. Currently- At the present time.
  80. Curricle- A light, two-wheeled carriage pulled by two horses side by side.
  81. Cursor- A movable indicator on a computer screen identifying the point that will be affected by input.
  82. Curvacious- Having an attractively curved shape.
  83. Curt- Rudely brief.
  84. Currycomb- A comb with metal teeth for grooming horses.
  85. Curmudgeonly- Characteristic of a curmudgeon.
  86. Cubiform- Cube-shaped.
  87. Cullet- Waste glass used in glassmaking.
  88. Cuspid- A canine tooth, especially one in the upper jaw.
  89. Curlicue- A decorative curl or twist in calligraphy or the design of an object.
  90. Custodian- A person who has responsibility for or looks after something.
  91. Custody- The protective care or guardianship of someone or something.
  92. Custodial- Relating to guarding or maintaining something.
  93. Cursive- Written with the characters joined.
  94. Curtailment- The action or fact of reducing or restricting something.
  95. Cyanidation- A method of extracting gold and silver by treating ore with a cyanide solution.
  96. Customary- According to the customs or usual practices associated with a particular society, place, or set of circumstances.
  97. Customize- Modify (something) to suit a particular individual or task.
  98. Custom- built** – Made according to the specifications of an individual buyer.
  99. Custom- made** – Made according to the specifications of an individual buyer.
  100. Custardy- Having a consistency or taste resembling custard.

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