2. vulgar. cunt 1. Slang. Originally, this word meant the female pudenda, but the American sense—‘backside,’ ‘behind,’ ‘derrière’—appears to have become its primary meaning now in Britain, as a result of importation from America, where it has never had the second meaning. Yet it might be just as well to avoid its use in Britain, because there are those, among the elderly at least, and perhaps the not- so-elderly in less chic circles, who might be shocked, and certainly puzzled, if it were applied to a male.