"cutter" Definition

  1. a ruffian, a cut-purse. Of Robin Hood it was said— “So being outlaw’d (as ’tis told), He with a crew went forth Of lusty CUTTERS, bold and strong, And robbed in the north.” CUTTER, a swashbuckler—_balaffreux taillebras, fendeur de naseaux._—_Cotgrave._ “He’s out of cash, and thou know’st by CUTTER’S LAW, We are bound to relieve one another.” _Match at Midn._, O. Pl., vii. 553. This ancient cant word now survives in the phrase, “to swear like a CUTTER.”

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Position in the dictionary: 892 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: cutting-shop, cutty-pipe, cutty-sark, d.t., dab, dacha-saltee, daddle, daddy, daddy;, daffy
Previous words in the dictionary: cute, cut-throat, cut, customhouse-officer, customer, cushmawaunee, cushion-smiter, cushion, curtail, curse of scotland

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