[ uhn-kuht ]
/ ʌnˈkʌt /


not cut.
not shortened or condensed; unabridged: an uncut version of the play.
in the original form; neither reduced in size nor given shape, as a diamond.
not diluted or mixed with other substances: uncut heroin.
Bookbinding. untrimmed(def 2).
Slang. not circumcised.

Nearby words

  1. unculture,
  2. uncultured,
  3. uncurl,
  4. uncus,
  5. uncustomary,
  6. und so weiter,
  7. undamaged,
  8. undamped,
  9. undated,
  10. undauntable

Origin of uncut

First recorded in 1400–50, uncut is from the late Middle English word unkyt. See un-1, cut

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British Dictionary definitions for uncut


/ (ʌnˈkʌt) /


(of a book) not having the edges of its pages trimmed or slit
(of a gemstone) not cut and faceted
not abridged or shortened
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Word Origin and History for uncut



early 15c., "not gashed or wounded," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of cut (v.). Of books, "not having the leaves slit open" it is recorded from 1828; of plays, etc., "without excisions," it is attested from 1896.

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