[guht-er-snahyp] /ˈgʌt ərˌsnaɪp/
a person belonging to or characteristic of the lowest social group in a city.
a street urchin.
a child who spends most of his time in the streets, esp in a slum area
a person regarded as having the behaviour, morals, etc, of one brought up in squalor
also gutter-snipe, 1857, from gutter (n.) + snipe (n.); originally Wall Street slang for “streetcorner broker,” attested later (1869) as “street urchin,” also “one who gathers rags and paper from gutters.” As a name for the common snipe, it dates from 1874 but is perhaps earlier.
A vulgar person; a vile wretch
[1869+; in the sense ”a curbside stock broker” found by 1856]
- Gutter wound
gutter wound n. A tangential wound that makes a surface furrow without breaking the skin.
noun An exciting and suspenseful occasion; cliffhanger: It wasn’t a cakewalk, but it wasn’t exactly a gut-thumper either (1980s+)
[guht-uh-fawrm] /ˈgʌt əˌfɔrm/ adjective 1. shaped like a drop.
[guht] /gʌt/ noun 1. the alimentary canal, especially between the pylorus and the anus, or some portion of it. Compare , , . 2. guts. 3. the belly; stomach; abdomen. 4. the substance forming the case of the intestine; intestinal tissue or fiber: sheep’s gut. 5. a preparation of the intestines of an animal, used […]