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Definition of "gutsy" []

  • Slang Marked by courage or daring; plucky. (adjective)
  • Slang Robust and uninhibited; lusty: "the gutsy . . . intensity of her musical involvement” ( Judith Crist). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gutsy" in a sentence
  • "Apollo 8 was a grand success based on a very gutsy call, but one person's gutsy is another person's irresponsible."
  • "But having said all of that, this is still a gutsy move by Log Cabin - gutsy because some of their members/funders, according to my sources, are anti-gay gays who care nothing about gay civil rights and everything about protecting George Bush at all costs."
  • "The ad twice calls Harris "gutsy" -- a rather daring euphemism, in our view -- and it slams Nelson as a "do nothing liberal Senator.""