- Present participle of gut.
- (chiefly in the plural) The remains after gutting a fish.
- mackerel guttings
Variant of gut
- : now often regarded as an indelicate usage
- the bowels; entrails
- the stomach or belly
- all or part of the alimentary canal, esp. the intestine
- tough cord made from animal intestines, used for violin strings, surgical sutures, etc.; catgut
- the little bag of silk removed from a silkworm before it has spun its cocoon: made into strong cord for use in fishing tackle
- a narrow passage or gully, as of a stream or path
- Informal the basic, inner or deeper parts
- daring, courage, perseverance, vigor, etc.
- impudence; effrontery
- power or force
Origin of gutMiddle English ; from Old English guttas, plural ; from base of geotan, to pour: for Indo-European base see gust
transitive verbgutted, gutting
- to remove the intestines from; eviscerate
- to destroy the interior of, as by fire
- urgent and basic or fundamental: the gut issues of a campaign
- easy; simple: a gut course in college
hate someone's gutsSlang
to hate someone intensely