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1cutthroat

noun cut·throat \ˈkət-ˌthrōt\

Definition of CUTTHROAT

2
:  a cruel unprincipled person
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Examples of CUTTHROAT

  1. <while traveling the ancient Silk Road, traders were constant prey to cutthroats and thieves>

First Known Use of CUTTHROAT

1535

2cutthroat

adjective

—used to describe a situation in which people compete with each other in an unpleasant and often cruel and unfair way

Full Definition of CUTTHROAT

2
:  marked by unprincipled practices :  ruthless <cutthroat competition>
3
:  characterized by each player playing independently rather than having a permanent partner —used especially of partnership games adapted for three players <cutthroat bridge>

Examples of CUTTHROAT

  1. <cutthroat business practices intended to drive competitors out of business>

First Known Use of CUTTHROAT

1565

Other Game Terms

bezique, carom, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce

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