noun (1)
cu·​tin | \ ˈkyü-tᵊn How to pronounce cutin (audio) \

Definition of cutin

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: an insoluble mixture containing waxes, fatty acids, soaps, and resinous material that forms a continuous layer on the outer epidermal wall of a plant


noun (2)
\ ˈkət-ˌin How to pronounce cut-in (audio) \

Definition of cut-in (Entry 2 of 3)

: something cut in

cut in

cut in; cutting in; cuts in

Definition of cut in (Entry 3 of 3)

intransitive verb

1 : to thrust oneself into a position between others or belonging to another
2 : to join in something suddenly cut in on the conversation
3 : to interrupt a dancing couple and take one as one's partner
4 : to become automatically connected or started in operation waiting for the auxiliary motor to cut in

transitive verb

1 : to mix with cutting motions after sifting the flour into a mixing bowl, cut the lard in
2 : to introduce into a number, group, or sequence
3 : to connect into an electrical circuit to a mechanical apparatus so as to permit operation
4 : to include especially among those benefiting or favored cut them in on the profits

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Noun (2)

cut-in adjective

Synonyms for cutin

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of cutin in a Sentence

Verb a stranger cut in with unsolicited advice on how we could fix our relationship
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Earth’s atmosphere has a habit of desiccating things, after all, so plants evolved something called cutin, a waxy barrier against the elements. Matt Simon, WIRED, "The Amphiphilic Liquid Coating That Keeps Your Avocados Fresh," 21 June 2018 The scientists hypothesized that this new plastic-eating enzyme must have evolved from an older cutin-eating enzyme. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Researchers Accidentally Find Enzyme to Break Down Plastic," 17 Apr. 2018 After studying this bacteria, the researchers found the enzyme, which is similar to the enzyme many bacteria already use to break down a different chemical, called cutin. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Researchers Accidentally Find Enzyme to Break Down Plastic," 17 Apr. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Jordan Spieth missed the cut in his debut at No. 1. Doug Ferguson, Star Tribune, "Column: The revolving door at No. 1 in the world ranking," 28 July 2020 Starting the year on conditional status, Truslow made the cut in his first Korn Ferry Tour event, placing 34th at the Panama Championship in early February. Greg Luca,, "Korn Ferry players grateful for golf’s return as tour visits San Antonio," 10 July 2020 Jake Litchfield and Briana Roberson made the national cut in 50 free, while Roberson added another top time in the 200 free. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Area swimmers earn NISCA All-American honors," 8 July 2020 Redman, DeChambeau, Lucas Glover, Tyler Duncan, Viktor Hovland, Mark Hubbard and Brian Stuard have made the cut in all three events since the PGA Tour returned from the COVID-19 shutdown. Creg Stephenson |, al, "PGA Tour Rocket Mortgage Classic (7/3) free second-round live stream: How to watch online, time, TV," 3 July 2020 Doc Redman took a step toward remaining among those to make the cut in every event since the PGA Tour resumed, opening with a 7-under 65 to share the early lead Thursday in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Bryson DeChambeau finishes first round one shot off lead at PGA Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Classic," 2 July 2020 De Blasio, in turn, proposed a plan that would cede to the protesters' demand for the $1 billion cut in police funding. Fox News, "Pols face ire of 'Defund the Police' force, from Seattle to New York City," 29 June 2020 The bill also includes a temporary cut in state liquor prices that will help businesses that have suffered a loss due to coronavirus. Emma Dale, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan lawmakers say cheers to carry-out cocktails at restaurants, bars," 24 June 2020 The players' insistence on prorated pay — which in an 82-game schedule amounts to a 50% cut in pay with half the season wiped out due to mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic — may yet compel Manfred to attempt implementing a 50-game schedule. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "'Resoundingly rejected': MLBPA spurns MLB's offer of shorter season, further salary cuts," 5 June 2020

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First Known Use of cutin

Noun (1)

circa 1872, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1883, in the meaning defined above


1612, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for cutin

Noun (1)

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin cutis

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The first known use of cutin was in 1612

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“Cutin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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