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adjective cut·ty \ˈkə-tē, ˈku̇-\

Definition of cutty

dialectal, chiefly British

  1. :  short, shortened, stubby

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Origin and Etymology of cutty

2cut + -y


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noun cut·ty \ˈkə-tē, ˈku̇-\

Definition of cutty

plural

-es

  1. 1 [short for cutty spoon] chiefly Scottish & Irish :  a short spoon

  2. 2 [short for cutty pipe] chiefly British :  a short tobacco pipe

  3. 3 chiefly Scottish a :  a small or mischievous girl b [perhaps from 2cut (trollop) + -y] :  a woman of loose morals :  baggage

  4. 4 dialectal, British :  wren

  5. 5 Scottish :  hare

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