Part of speech: verb
Origin: French, mid 20th century
Realize or grasp (something).
Discover the true character or nature of.
Examples of Suss in a sentence
"The detective could suss a new acquaintance in record time."
"Sandra quickly sussed the key to the riddle."
This word is a shortened version of “suspect,” from the French “suspecter” or directly from the Latin “suspectare,” meaning "to mistrust."
Did you Know?
“Suss” is special because it can be a noun, verb, or adjective. The noun version means “knowledge or awareness of a specified kind.” The adjective form, which has picked up popularity among the younger crowd when talking about someone or something that doesn’t sit quite right, means “shrewd and wary.”