adjective \ˈgət-sē\

: very tough or brave : showing courage

: having a strong and appealing flavor


Full Definition of GUTSY

:  marked by courage, pluck, or determination <a gutsy little fighter> <a gutsy decision>
a :  expressing or characterized by basic physical senses or passions <gutsy macho talk> <gutsy country blues>
b :  rough or plain in style :  not bland or sophisticated <a gutsy soup>
gut·si·ly \-sə-lē\ adverb
guts·i·ness noun

Examples of GUTSY

  1. That was a very gutsy decision.
  2. <a gutsy coach willing to let her team improvise on the court>

First Known Use of GUTSY

circa 1893

Rhymes with GUTSY


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