Definition of suss in English:

suss

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transitive verbtransitive verb susses, transitive verb sussing, transitive verb sussed

[with object] informal mainly British
  • 1Realize or grasp (something)

    • ‘he's sussed it’
    • ‘she sussed out right away that there was something fishy going on’
    understand, comprehend, follow, take in, realize, perceive, see, apprehend, assimilate, absorb, make sense of, master, get to the bottom of, penetrate
    1. 1.1Discover the true character or nature of.
      • ‘I reckon I've got him sussed’
      discover, detect, find, find out, hunt down, hunt out, unearth, uncover, disinter, turn up, dig up, seek out, ferret out, root out, nose out, bring to light, expose, recover, capture, catch, smell out, sniff out, run to earth, run to ground, run down

Pronunciation

suss

/səs/

noun

informal mainly British with adjective or noun modifier
  • Knowledge or awareness of a specified kind.

    • ‘his lack of business suss’

Pronunciation

suss

/səs/

adjective

informal mainly British
  • Shrewd and wary.

    • ‘he is too suss a character to fall into that trap’
    perceptive, discerning, percipient, perspicacious, penetrative, piercing, penetrating, discriminating, sensitive, incisive, keen, keen-witted, acute, sharp-witted, quick, quick-witted, clever, shrewd, astute, intelligent, intuitive, bright, agile, nimble, nimble-witted, alert, quick off the mark, ready, apt, fine, finely honed, rapier-like, probing, searching, insightful, knowing

Pronunciation

suss

/səs/

Origin

1930s abbreviation of suspect, suspicion.