Definition of gutsy
1 : marked by courage, pluck, or determination a gutsy little fighter a gutsy decision
2a : expressing or characterized by basic physical senses or passions gutsy macho talk gutsy country bluesb : rough or plain in style : not bland or sophisticated a gutsy soup
gutsilyplay \ˈgət-sə-lē\ adverb
Examples of gutsy in a Sentence
That was a very gutsy decision.
a gutsy coach willing to let her team improvise on the court
Recent Examples of gutsy from the Web
The latter, a gutsy guy available only in the performance-minded Sport model, is the same engine employed in the Lincoln MKX and the Ford F-150 pickup.
Expect a gutsy race as the temperatures reach triple digits.
A clever, gutsy 14-year-old orphan (Isabela Moner) shows up to help and then is promptly forgotten for the better part of two hours.
In the losing effort, Christos, which was looking to become the first amateur team to advance past the fourth round since MLS teams began competing in the tournament in 1996, made Baltimore proud with a tireless and gutsy effort.
All debates and controversy aside, Perry's performances undoubtedly come from the gut, and Witness could be her gutsiest era yet.
The best scenes, which are the talkiest and the least given over to plot, instead showcase Ms. Hutchinson’s dry, roguish, gutsy voice.
OKLAHOMA CITY — After a gutsy win over UCLA the day before, Washington struggled mightily to get anything going offensively in a 5-2 loss to No.
This required clever and gutsy navigating through military officialdom and hitching all sorts of rides on jeeps and planes.
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First Known Use of gutsy
GUTSY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gutsy for English Language Learners
: very tough or brave : showing courage
: having a strong and appealing flavor
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