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
This day would demonstrate how much a gutsy and compassionate surgeon at Beaumont Hospital, Kongkrit Chaiyasate, had been able to help McGrath overcome what seemed like the impossible: the loss of his human shield, the skin on his face.
With her latest display of gutsy serving and big hitting, Williams beat Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday to reach her ninth title match at the All England Club and first since 2009.
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.
OAKLAND — Kevin Durant’s gutsy last-minute 3 will likely stand as the iconic moment of these NBA Finals years from now.
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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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