One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjectiveNorthern English, Scottish
Short or shortened.‘they carried wee cutty ladders’
- ‘By the cutty bit was a little symbol in a circle of a cartoon hand with a line through it.’
- ‘She tore the costume off and she was now wearing white leather pants and a cutty shirt.’
- ‘Moments later I extracted myself from the middle of a huge clump of cutty grass.’
1Northern English A short tobacco pipe.tobacco pipe, briar, briar pipe, meerschaum, clay pipeView synonyms
2Northern Irish A girl or young woman.‘she's a spoiled wee cutty’
- ‘"Are you for hiring, wee cutty?" the farmers would say.’
- ‘Cutties are being added to the fantastic game of cricket.’
- ‘Bed was where we spent a fair bit of our time when we weren't at college or chasing young cutties around the Belfast dance-halls.’
- ‘Victor met a lot of cutties in his time.’
- ‘Aileen is a composite of "quite a few young cutties" who turned his head.’
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