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

Keep scrolling for more

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

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 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'gutty.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of gutty

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about gutty

Statistics for gutty

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for gutty

The first known use of gutty was in 1942

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on gutty

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with gutty

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for gutty

Comments on gutty

What made you want to look up gutty? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!