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, 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, 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, 17 Apr. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Gru and the Minions cut in line to sneak into the theater. Carole Horst, Variety, 3 July 2022 Dhooghe made the cut in the six-team league with six skaters on each team. Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 17 June 2022 Some of the features have leaked already, but here’s what made the cut in the general-release software. David Phelan, Forbes, 16 May 2022 Knox has made the cut in 11 of his 15 starts this season and finished tied for sixth at The Players Championship three weeks ago — his best placement at the event and better than his top finish in any major. Greg Luca, San Antonio Express-News, 31 Mar. 2022 The 61-year-old Clearwater last made a 36-hole cut in 2001. Randy Jennings, Dallas News, 27 May 2021 Conners, who played college golf at Kent State and has made the cut in only three career majors, shot a 5-under 67 in the first round on Thursday. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 21 May 2021 Indiana State Police say a white vehicle cut in between motorcyclists, causing one motorcycle to strike another motorcycle. The Indianapolis Star, 25 July 2022 The chain reaction crash started when a white passenger vehicle cut in between the riders, Indiana State Police said. Holly Yan And Paradise Afshar, CNN, 24 July 2022 See More

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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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“Cutin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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