adjective, gut·ti·er, gut·ti·est.

Informal. showing spirit; plucky; gutsy: a gutty attempt to kick a field goal.

Origin of gutty

First recorded in 1935–40; gut + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gutty

Historical Examples of gutty

  • They were "gutty" balls, mind, which did not fly away off the irons like the rubber-cores.

    Fifty Years of Golf

    Horace G. Hutchinson

  • Certainly the score with which the championship was won was phenomenally low for those days of gutty balls.

  • With a gutty ball it was really a fine long, slashing carry, and to play short was sometimes the better part of valour.

  • There were more short drivers than there are now, in the days of the solid "gutty" ball.

    Fifty Years of Golf

    Horace G. Hutchinson

  • This was good work for a lady, especially as I rather fancy she must have been using the gutty ball at that time.

    The Happy Golfer

    Henry Leach

British Dictionary definitions for gutty


noun plural -ties Irish dialect

an urchin or delinquent
a low-class person

Word Origin for gutty

probably from gutter, perhaps from the compound guttersnipe
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