Definition of Cutty Sark in English:

Cutty Sark

proper noun

  • The only survivor of the British tea clippers, launched in 1869 and now preserved as a museum ship at Greenwich, London.

Origin

From Robert Burns's Tam o' Shanter, a poem about a Scottish farmer chased by a young witch who wore only her ‘cutty sark’ (= short shift).

Pronunciation:

Cutty Sark

/ˌkʌtɪ ˈsɑːk/