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This page is about the slang term gutted

British English

Meaning: very upset, devastated

For example:

  • Poor Harry was gutted when his girlfriend left him.

  • David broke his toe just before the final of the rugby World Cup, and he couldn't play. He was gutted.

Variety: This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Our neighbour Ted was gutted when

a. his dog had puppies

b. his son won an Olympic medal

c. his house burned down

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Contributor: Matt Errey