gutty

adjective
gut·ty | \ˈgə-tē \
guttier; guttiest

Definition of gutty 

1 : gutsy sense 1 a gutty quarterback

2 : having a vigorous challenging quality gutty realism

Examples of gutty in a Sentence

standing up for what is right, especially if it's unpopular, is about the guttiest thing a person can do

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The movie plays to the gutty underdog story line, not surprising since the director and the screenwriter are the same pair that turned out Rudy and Hoosiers. Bob Ford, Philly.com, "Bob Ford: Soccer underdogs top dogs at last," 18 June 2018 The Cavaliers put on a gutty performance for the most part, and Game 1 was clearly influenced by the refs to the detriment of Cleveland. latimes.com, "Letters: If greatness is dull, the NBA Finals have become the dullest event around," 16 June 2018 Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy ducked any questions about Rodgers' status, preferring to keep the focus on his team's gutty comeback and not the return of his two-time MVP. Tom Withers, chicagotribune.com, "Aaron Rodgers could be back for Packers, who kept playoff hopes alive with OT win over Browns," 10 Dec. 2017 Scramble from a collapsing pocket for a first down like Stafford, who had a savvy and gutty game using his feet. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Now 2-0, is it time to start believing in the Detroit Lions?," 19 Sep. 2017 The Pioneers beat the Cougars largely due to a tough, gutty performance from their quarterback Matt Shearer. Austin Gayle, Cincinnati.com, "Matt Shearer uses his legs to lead Simon Kenton over Conner," 1 Sep. 2017 One of the main reasons Stanford had a chance to tie the game late was the gutty performance of Friday night starter Kris Bubic, a 6-foot-3 sophomore who escaped multiple jams in the early going. Vytas Mazeika, The Mercury News, "Top-ranked Oregon State maneuvers past No. 15 Stanford behind ace Luke Heimlich," 1 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of gutty

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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