Meaning of “curse” - Learner’s Dictionary

curse

noun [ C ] uk us /kɜːs/
MAGIC

magic words that are intended to bring bad luck to someone:

to put a curse on someone
RUDE WORDS

a rude or offensive word or phrase

PROBLEM

something that causes harm or unhappiness, often over a long period of time:

Traffic is one of the curses of modern living.

(Definition of “curse noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)