This page is about the slang term gutted

British English


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.


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