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

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 But the Cleveland Cavaliers held off a gutty fourth-quarter comeback effort by the Detroit Pistons, improving their mark to 2-2 with a narrow 82-79 win on Thursday evening. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 16 July 2022 For Mexico, Monday’s gutty effort, by far its best of the tournament, showed why the country entered the competition with high hopes. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 11 July 2022 The gutty little Bruins work their backsides off daily in an effort to earn more Ws, but the fact is that Nick Saban would struggle to be bowl eligible with the UCLA rosters of the last five years. Los Angeles Times, 6 Nov. 2021 The gutty win moves Cleveland back to .500 on the season at 4-4. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 1 Nov. 2021 Despite a gutty second-half rally, the Cavs lost the season opener to the Memphis Grizzlies, 132-121. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 20 Oct. 2021 With one gutty 13-inning performance, one unstoppable run by its most indispensable player and a fortuitous bounce only ancient Fenway Park could provide, the Boston Red Sox are on the verge of doing what looked impossible just three days ago. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 11 Oct. 2021 But Donahue would gain more than respect over his final two seasons as one of Prothro’s gutty little Bruins. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 4 July 2021 But that was only because Williams exploded for his 71-yard score breaking free on a gutty fourth-and-1 on their own 29. Kevin J. Farmer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of gutty

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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31 Jul 2022

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“Gutty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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