the gutter

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the gutter

: the lowest or poorest conditions of human life
  • He squandered all his money and wound up in the gutter.

Word by Word Definitions

gutter play
  1. : a trough along the eaves to catch and carry off rainwater

  2. : a low area (as at the edge of a street) to carry off surface water (as to a sewer)

  3. : a trough or groove to catch and direct something

  1. : to cut or wear gutters in

  2. : to provide with a gutter

  3. : to flow in rivulets

  1. : of, relating to, or characteristic of the gutter


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