adjective (gutsier; -est) Date: circa 1893 1. marked by courage, pluck, or determination <
a gutsy little fighter
a gutsy decision
2. a. expressing or characterized by basic physical senses or passions <
gutsy macho talk
gutsy country blues
b. rough or plain in style ; not bland or sophisticated <
a gutsy soup
gutsily adverbgutsiness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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