gutsy

[ guht-see ]
/ ˈgʌt si /

adjective, guts·i·er, guts·i·est. Informal.

having a great deal of courage or nerve: a gutsy lampooner of the administration.
robust, vigorous, or earthy; lusty: gutsy writing; a gutsy red wine.

Nearby words

  1. gutiérrez nájera,
  2. gutiérrez nájera, manuel,
  3. gutless,
  4. guts,
  5. gutser,
  6. gutta,
  7. gutta-percha,
  8. gutta-percha point,
  9. guttae,
  10. guttae band

Origin of gutsy

1890–95; guts (in the sense “fortitude”) + -y1; cf. -sy

Related formsguts·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for gutsy

gutsy

/ (ˈɡʌtsɪ) /

adjective gutsier or gutsiest slang

gluttonous; greedy
full of courage, determination, or boldness
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Word Origin and History for gutsy

gutsy

adj.

"tough, plucky," 1936, from guts + -y (2). Earlier it meant "greedy" (1803).

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