gut·​ty ˈgə-tē How to pronounce gutty (audio)
guttier; guttiest
: gutsy sense 1
a gutty quarterback
: 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 That’s the amount of time Mahomes will have to rest and rehabilitate before Super Bowl LVII, following his gutty performance in the AFC Championship Game. Jeff Fedotin, Forbes, 6 Feb. 2023 The idea was to keep the same routine as the Colorado State trip, a gutty 82-76 win. San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Jan. 2023 And while Young delivered a gutty performance, the potential game-winning drive was stopped on three straight incomplete passes. Michael Casagrande |, al, 2 Jan. 2023 The Cavs -- the league’s No. 2 overall defense that’s being buoyed by a couple dominant performances and gutty second-half turnarounds -- are 19th in defensive rating in first quarters and 16th in the second. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 10 Nov. 2022 One thing the Longhorns need is a healthy quarterback after losing starter Quinn Ewers early and watching backup Hudson Card limp his way through a gutty performance. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 11 Sep. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of gutty was in 1942

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“Gutty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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