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.

Origin of gutsy

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

Related forms

guts·i·ness, noun
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gutsy

/ (ˈɡʌtsɪ) /

adjective gutsier or gutsiest slang

gluttonous; greedy
full of courage, determination, or boldness
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