Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cough.(verb)
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Use "coughs" in a sentence
"She thought she was around seventy, maybe, and had seen three of her six children die from what she called coughs and swelling."
""The w'y 'e coughs is somethin' terrible," volunteered my sweated friend, referring to the dying boy."
"Marcia got tired of my weird creeping around the lawn talking to nobody, and of being sea-sick on the waterbed, and of the coughs from the basement, and of her runny nose from my Wild Country, and of having sore muscles and blisters from gardening and canning."