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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Other Words from cutin

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 Nice-to-have solutions will be the first to be cut in challenging times. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 2 June 2021 In much of the world, but especially in the United States, coverage of tennis has been an easy line item for traditional media companies to cut in recent years. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, 1 June 2021 His framework included paying back taxes and learning English, and finding a way to ensure that those who came to the country without permission don’t cut in line ahead of would-be immigrants who comply fully with U.S. entry requirements. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, 18 Mar. 2021 The fight broke out reportedly because one woman cut in front of another woman while in line. Emma Colton, Washington Examiner, 8 Mar. 2021 That might advance the urgent public health goal of quickly vaccinating as many people as possible, but also could let some cut in line. Read more. Taylor Kate Brown, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Mar. 2021 The unauthorized method of scheduling allowed users to essentially cut in line in front of those in priority groups, according to Beaumont. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, 1 Feb. 2021 Sports leagues finagling a way to cut in line for the vaccine before the rest of us. Ann Killion,, 5 Dec. 2020 That’s in line with the approximately 300 tests that are typically seen in a week at the Carroll County Agriculture Center testing site — but testing levels were just about cut in half when the site was moved. Brian Compere,, 18 Aug. 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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“Cutin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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