noun Anatomy, Zoology.
verb (used with object)
Origin of throat
Examples from the Web for cut-throat
Contemporary Examples of cut-throat
She holds a PhD in English and worked her way through the cut-throat art world.How to Fight Like a Girl
August 19, 2009
Historical Examples of cut-throat
Faithful to their cut-throat trade, I made no doubt he meant.The Shame of Motley
The town looks on him as a cut-throat who has narrowly escaped the gallows.The Lion's Skin
Mr. Zachary Smith resisted the blandishments of “cut-throat” euchre.The Hound From The North
I've thought of nothing but you since the day I saw you with that cut-throat.In Apple-Blossom Time
Clara Louise Burnham
"I believe you," he muttered, looking steadily at the cut-throat.Operas Every Child Should Know
Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
- that part of the alimentary and respiratory tracts extending from the back of the mouth (nasopharynx) to just below the larynx
- the front part of the neck
Word Origin for throat
Old English þrote (implied in þrotbolla "the Adam's apple, larynx," literally "throat boll"), related to þrutian "to swell," from Proto-Germanic *thrut- (cf. Old High German drozza, German Drossel, Old Saxon strota, Middle Dutch strote, Dutch strot "throat"), perhaps from PIE *trud- (cf. Old English þrutian "to swell," Old Norse þrutna "to swell").
The notion is of "the swollen part" of the neck. Italian strozza "throat," strozzare "to strangle" are Germanic loan-words. College slang for "competitive student" is 1970s, from cutthroat.
see at each other's throats; cut someone's throat; frog in one's throat; jump down someone's throat; lump in one's throat; ram (shove) down someone's throat; stick in one's craw (throat).