gutsy

adjective \ ˈgət-sē \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of gutsy

gutsier; gutsiest
1 :marked by courage, pluck, or determination
  • a gutsy little fighter
  • a gutsy decision
2 a :expressing or characterized by basic physical senses or passions
  • gutsy macho talk
  • gutsy country blues
b :rough or plain in style :not bland or sophisticated
  • a gutsy soup

gutsily

play \ˈgət-sə-lē\ adverb

gutsiness

noun

Examples of gutsy in a Sentence

  1. That was a very gutsy decision.

  2. a gutsy coach willing to let her team improvise on the court

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First Known Use of gutsy

circa 1893


GUTSY Defined for English Language Learners

gutsy

adjective

Definition of gutsy for English Language Learners

  • : very tough or brave : showing courage

  • : having a strong and appealing flavor



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