gut·​ty | \ ˈgə-tē How to pronounce gutty (audio) \
guttier; guttiest

Definition of gutty

1 : gutsy sense 1 a gutty quarterback
2 : having a vigorous challenging quality gutty realism

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Both won gutty matches on Wednesday that were filled with tension, noise and surges of momentum in every direction. New York Times, 9 June 2021 Was this the guttiest of gutty little Bruin performances? Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2021 These are heady times for UCLA, the gutty program that has survived the improbable odyssey from the First Four to its 19th Final Four, the second-most to North Carolina’s 20. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2021 From coach John Musser: Josef Miner, a senior outside linebacker, turned in a gutty performance against Crater last week. oregonlive, 19 Mar. 2021 The Lions kept the game manageable for three quarters thanks to a gutty performance by Stafford. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 22 Dec. 2020 This was a pretty gutty effort by the Cowboys defense, for a change. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, 13 Dec. 2020 Sekera returned for the third, a gutty performance that may have saved a team that looked to be running on fumes. Stephen Whyno, Houston Chronicle, 26 Sep. 2020 Yet there was Staal less than 48 hours later, taking the ice for warmups Thursday night and ultimately playing hero as the Wild earned a gutty 6-5 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of gutty

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Jun 2021

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“Gutty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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