from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. eviscerated
  • adj. With the most important parts destroyed (often by fire), removed or rendered useless.
  • adj. Having a gut or guts.
  • adj. deeply disappointed
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of gut.
  • v. Past participle of to gut

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having entrails.
  • Having the entrails removed; disemboweled: as, gutted herring.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • And the SEC was supposed to be the watchdog over the banking industry but the rules were weakened and the agency again gutted and so we have the mess we are in today.

    Clinton warns against violent anti-government attitude

  • Fat contracts being gutted is positive, only an idiot worries about “lower standard of living.”

    Matthew Yglesias » Greek Tragedy

  • One bank-owned row house that needs to be gutted is priced at $74,900, Garrison says.

    Real estate: Chicago-area home sales take off

  • Fortunately this matched the design of the lining I had gutted from the other purse.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • McCain is no different. our country is screwed because of what the republicans have been doing for the last 8 years. our entire political system needs to be gutted from the ground up and completely rebuilt. too many hands in the cookie jar my grandmother used to say.

    Petzal on Palin: Who Thought McCain was That Smart?

  • Just days before Jack and Charmian were ready to move into their new home, a fire of unknown origin gutted the house, leaving only the rock walls and chimneys.

    Jack London:Wolf House, A Unique Memorial

  • He's probably more likely to produce something that in local parlance would be called gutted, head on, meaning he has cleaned out the stuff you don't want and left the fillets and other useful of information for consumption.

    February 2006

  • Now if we were talking about somebody who was brought up in xxx, worked there, represented the area at local government level and then missed out on selection I could understand all this talk of his being "gutted" but really ...

    Sorry Iain

  • Artist Michelle Vaughan's response to the news was a laconic "gutted".

    Steven Mesler: Artful Dodger

  • Were the hopes and expectations aroused by the gaudy and good-humoured display all pre-concerted to support the greater drama of defeat, the disappointment of the "gutted" and the disgusted, that curious masochism that seems to lie so close to the surface of our proud claims to an increasingly hazy and indefinable supremacy?

    England: land of hope and defeat


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