What does cutthroat mean?

Definitions for cutthroatˈkʌtˌθroʊt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cutthroat.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cutthroat(adj)

    someone who murders by cutting the victim's throat

  2. cutthroat, fierce, bowelless(adj)

    ruthless in competition

    "cutthroat competition"; "bowelless readiness to take advantage"


  1. Cutthroat(a.)

    Ruthless; conducted without restraint; as, cutthroat competition.


  1. cutthroat(Noun)

    A murderer who slits the throats of his victims.

  2. cutthroat(Noun)

    An unscrupulous, ruthless or unethical person.

  3. cutthroat(Adjective)

    Involving the cutting of throats

  4. cutthroat(Adjective)

    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.

  5. cutthroat(Adjective)

    Ruthlessly competitive, dog-eat-dog

    Law is a cutthroat business, you always have to look out to see who is trying to outdo you.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cutthroat(noun)

    one who cuts throats; a murderer; an assassin

  2. Cutthroat(adj)

    murderous; cruel; barbarous


  1. Cutthroat

    Cutthroat is a three-player pocket billiards game, played on a pool table using cue sticks. Each player is assigned a set of numbered balls. The object is to be the last player with at least one ball still on the table. Subtle differences in game rules exist, with numerous regional variants. The name "cutthroat" is not unique to pool, but refers to any game played with three or more players in which each player must fend for himself.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cutthroat in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cutthroat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  1. Airplane:

    Ted Striker It was a rough place - the seediest dive on the wharf. Populated with every reject and cutthroat from Bombay to Calcutta. It's worse than Detroit.

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