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cutty

[kuht-ee] /ˈkʌt i/ Chiefly Scot.
adjective
1.
cut short; short; stubby.
2.
irritable; impatient; short-tempered.
noun, plural cutties.
3.
a short spoon.
4.
a short-stemmed tobacco pipe.
5.
Informal. an immoral or worthless woman.
Origin of cutty
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60; cut + -y1, -y2
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  • I suppose that would do; but we shall do this by a company, cutty.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • What do you think of this cause of ours, cutty; how does it look to your eyes?

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • He was sucking a cutty pipe, but seemed unable to extract any smoke from it.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • He sighed, and taking up his cutty, he laid his forefinger over it.

    Magnhild Dust Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson
  • "No, of course not; they did not suppose that I saw them either," said he, and began to light his cutty.

    Magnhild Dust Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson
  • You ain't been out with cutty—you ain't been out with him one night this week.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • After a conscientious hesitance cutty went through the pockets.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • cutty was keenly curious, for some reason he could not define.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • Stefani Gregor—either cutty had met and known the man or he had heard of him.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • Down in the street cutty bore into the slanting rain, no longer a drizzle.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for cutty

cutty

/ˈkʌtɪ/
adjective
1.
short or cut short
noun (pl) -ties
2.
something cut short, such as a spoon or short-stemmed tobacco pipe
3.
an immoral girl or woman (in Scotland used as a general term of abuse for a woman)
4.
a short thickset girl
Word Origin
C18 (Scottish and northern English): from cut (vb)
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