Something that you do when you need to fart in a public place, and you know it's gonna be a loud one.
My Courtesy cough covered the noise, but there was no way i could cover the smell =D
מאת Wise Man 7 באוקטובר, 2003
The cough, necessary or not, made by a bathroom stall dweller, alerting outsiders that the stall is in use.
With the stall lock broken, Brad felt the need to give a courtesy cough, just in case someone felt the need to intrude on his private poop area.
מאת TheSein 13 בספטמבר, 2011
A cough added for "punctuation" during a long speech to prevent run-on sentences, or to prepare the speaker when s/he isn't sure of what to say next.
You know the speaker is bored when he makes one too many courtesy coughs.
מאת pentozali 10 בנובמבר, 2006
When someone's cell phone goes off in a classroom and everyone in that area coughs to cover it up. Normally used by students at up-tight high schools.
Megan's phone started goin off in English so we all gave her a courtesy cough so that the teacher wouldn't hear it.
מאת scottie does know 16 בדצמבר, 2005

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