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 required clever and gutsy navigating through military officialdom and hitching all sorts of rides on jeeps and planes.
But the victory was symbolic of something far greater than a gutsy acquisition of a company three times the size of one's own.
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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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