[kuht-ee]Chiefly Scot.


cut short; short; stubby.
irritable; impatient; short-tempered.

noun, plural cut·ties.

a short spoon.
a short-stemmed tobacco pipe.
Informal. an immoral or worthless woman.

Nearby words

  1. cutting stylus,
  2. cuttingly,
  3. cuttle,
  4. cuttlebone,
  5. cuttlefish,
  6. cutty grass,
  7. cutty sark,
  8. cutty stool,
  9. cuttyhunk,
  10. cutup

Origin of cutty

First recorded in 1650–60; cut + -y1, -y2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cutties



short or cut short

noun plural -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 for cutty

C18 (Scottish and northern English): from cut (vb)

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