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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."

About Suss

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.”

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