[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.

Origin of cutty

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

Examples from the Web for cutty

Historical Examples of cutty

  • I suppose that would do; but we shall do this by a company, Cutty.

  • What do you think of this cause of ours, Cutty; how does it look to your eyes?

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for cutty



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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