Definitions for cutthroatˈkʌtˌθroʊt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who cuts throats; murderer.
of or designating a game, as of cards, played by three persons, each scoring individually.
Origin of cutthroat:
someone who murders by cutting the victim's throat
cutthroat, fierce, bowelless(adj)
ruthless in competition
"cutthroat competition"; "bowelless readiness to take advantage"
A murderer who slits the throats of his victims.
An unscrupulous, ruthless or unethical person.
Involving the cutting of throats
Of or relating to a card game where everyone plays for him or herself rather than playing with a partner.
He found that playing cutthroat Spades was much more difficult than playing with a partner.
Ruthlessly competitive, dog-eat-dog
Law is a cutthroat business, you always have to look out to see who is trying to outdo you.
one who cuts throats; a murderer; an assassin
murderous; cruel; barbarous