cutty sark

noun

cut·​ty sark ˈkə-tē-ˈsärk How to pronounce cutty sark (audio)
chiefly Scotland
: a short garment
especially : a woman's short undergarment

Word History

Etymology

English dialect cutty short + sark

First Known Use

1779, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cutty sark was in 1779

Dictionary Entries Near cutty sark

Cite this Entry

“Cutty sark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cutty%20sark. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on cutty sark

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!