Definitions English


  • The bowels; entrails; viscera.
  • Slang Innermost emotional or visceral response: She felt in her gut that he was guilty.
  • Slang The essential components or inner working parts: "The best part of a good car . . . is its guts” ( Leigh Allison Wilson).
  • Slang Courage; fortitude.
  • Slang Nerve; audacity.
  • Slang A gut course.
  • A thin, tough cord made from the intestines of animals, usually sheep, used as strings for musical instruments or as surgical sutures.
  • A narrow passage or channel.
  • Fibrous material taken from the silk gland of a silkworm before it spins a cocoon, used for fishing tackle.
  • To remove the intestines or entrails of; eviscerate.
  • To extract essential or major parts of: gut a manuscript.
  • To destroy the interior of: Fire gutted the house.
  • To reduce or destroy the effectiveness of: A stipulation added at the last minute gutted the ordinance.
  • Slang Arousing or involving basic emotions; visceral: "Conservationism is a gut issue in the West” ( Saturday Review).
  • gut it out Slang To show pluck and perseverance in the face of opposition or adversity.