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[kuht-ee] /ˈkʌt i/ Chiefly Scot.
cut short; short; stubby.
irritable; impatient; short-tempered.
noun, plural cutties.
a short spoon.
a short-stemmed tobacco pipe.
Informal. an immoral or worthless woman.
Origin of cutty
First recorded in 1650-60; cut + -y1, -y2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • At that moment cutty was to her the most extraordinary old man in the world.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • 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
  • "Utterly impossible," said cutty, to the idea rather than to his tormentor.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • He was sucking a cutty pipe, but seemed unable to extract any smoke from it.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • With a heave and a hunch and another heave cutty stood up, the limp body disposed scientifically across his shoulders.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • He sighed, and taking up his cutty, he laid his forefinger over it.

    Magnhild Dust Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson
  • cutty had given a dinner in honour of her mother's birthday.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • You ain't been out with cutty—you ain't been out with him one night this week.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • About the same time in cutty's apartment rather an amusing comedy took place.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • cutty was not well known in America; his reputation was European.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for cutty


short or cut short
noun (pl) -ties
something cut short, such as a spoon or short-stemmed tobacco pipe
an immoral girl or woman (in Scotland used as a general term of abuse for a woman)
a short thickset girl
Word Origin
C18 (Scottish and northern English): from cut (vb)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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