Despite its semantic flexibility, however, 'cunt' remains our highest linguistic taboo: "It has yet, if ever, to return to grace" (Jonathon Green, 2010).'Cunt' is a short, monosyllabic word, though its brevity is deceptive.

'Cu' is an expression quintessentially associated with femininity, and forms the basis of 'cow', 'queen', and 'cunt'.

The c-word's second most significant influence is the Latin term 'cuneus', meaning 'wedge'.

The Old Dutch 'kunte' provides the plosive final consonant.

According to Francis Grose's scurrilous definition, it is "a nasty name for a nasty thing" (1796).

'Cunt' is a synonym for 'vagina', though this is only its most familiar meaning.

As a noun, 'cunt' has numerous other senses: a woman (viewed as a sexual object), sexual intercourse, a (foolish) person, an infuriating device, an ironically affectionate term of address, the mouth as a sexual organ, the anus as a sexual organ, the buttocks, prostitution, a vein used for drug-injection, a synonym for 'damn', an attractive woman, an object or place, the essence of someone, and a difficult task.It can also be used as an adjective (to describe a foolish person), a verb (meaning both to physically abuse someone and to call a woman a cunt), and an exclamation (to signify frustration). Wished to beat her, but I only wanted one, fuck her and hit her on the cheek and in the stomach when she tried to scream. I love this expression of utter helplessness and submissiveness prostupaeschee some girls, from which arises as a rock and that tells you, take me I’m yours, I’ll do anything – just do not hurt me.contains the most detailed study of what he calls "The most heavily tabooed of all English words" (1989), though his article is only five pages long.Cunt: A Cultural History Of The C-Word is therefore intended as the first comprehensive analysis of this ancient and powerful word.'Cunt' has been succinctly defined as "the bottom half of a woman or a very despicable person" (Pentti Olli, 1999).