nounguttiesinformal Irish, Scottish
A light rubber-soled canvas shoe, worn especially for sports.
From gutta-percha, because the soles of the shoes are made of rubber.
adjectiveguttier, guttiestinformal North American
- ‘Whether you like him or loathe him, you have to give him props for one of the game's all-time great gutty performances.’
- ‘The question has a sticky personal dimension, that of presidential character and the president's own gutty willingness to take decisive action.’
- ‘They're gutty and gritty and fundamental and fearless.’
- ‘And even though they lost to New England in the big game on a last-second field goal, they put forth a gutty performance.’
- ‘In the same way, he won my heart with his gutty effort against Duran.’
- ‘He is a gutty player who has a gift of inspiring his bowlers.’
- ‘But the gutty soldiers fought their way back after the turnaround to win the tie.’
- ‘So many people talk primarily about the music on this album that I feel it's worthwhile to discuss a bit more of the gutty, deluded, and completely understandable emotional arc this album takes.’
- ‘But he's a gutty, gritty player who always seems to come up with a big play when his team needs it.’
- ‘Since these kids are already so gutty and so competitive, it's safe to say that, as they pick up those things naturally while assuming other roles in our program, they're only going to get better.’
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