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 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, "Jordan Greenway records Gordie Howe Hat Trick to lift Wild to victory," 12 Dec. 2019 Then a gutty breed of Bruins materialized against No. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, "UCLA uses huge second half to stun Washington State, 67-63," 21 Sep. 2019 Carson had a particularly gutty effort, shaking off the dislocated finger of last week to carry it 22 times for 90 yards against one of the toughest defenses in the NFL. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Stock Watch: Bob Condotta grades the Seahawks in their 21-7 win over the Vikings," 10 Dec. 2018 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,, "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., "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,, "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,, "Matt Shearer uses his legs to lead Simon Kenton over Conner," 1 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of gutty

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Gutty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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