[ UK /kˈʌtθɹə‍ʊt/ ]
[ US /ˈkətˌθɹoʊt/ ]
  1. ruthless in competition
    cutthroat competition
    bowelless readiness to take advantage
  1. someone who murders by cutting the victim's throat
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How To Use cutthroat In A Sentence

  • It's a cutthroat business, but I daresay there's not a guy in it who doesn't trust my dad. A KING'S RANSOM
  • Breeding experiments in Norway with brown trout found that the genetic basis for large spots or very small spots, comparable in size to the spots of Snake River finespotted cutthroat trout, is due to different forms of a gene called alleles at a single gene locus. Trout and Salmon of North America
  • By no short system of events, I joined part in a clan of cutthroat thieves.
  • The award proved that the women of cross country can be cutthroat competitors without being cutthroat people.
  • The companies face increasingly cutthroat competition and a growing glut in productive capacity both in Japan and globally.
  • There are beautiful branching deep-sea corals in yellow, brown and white, also deep sponges, cutthroat eels, rattail fish, red crabs, luminescent purple shimmering squid and other life abundant amidst the marine snow, organic detritus falling from above. David Helvarg: 9/11 From 200 miles Out at Sea
  • Several parts of the countryside are controlled by ‘revolutionary’ regional strongmen and their cutthroat armies.
  • The Snoqualmie watershed plays a large role in the survival of the Sound's fish stocks, supporting wild runs of coho, chinook, pink and chum salmon along with steelhead and cutthroat trout.
  • More miles of free flowing rivers than any other state, the mountain cutthroat streams of other western states, along with Sea Run Steelhead and Salmon. Make Your Case: The Best Fly Fishing State in America
  • These include the bonytail chub, humpback chub, Sonora chub, Chihuahua chub, beautiful shiner, Pecos bluntnose shiner, razorback sucker, Colorado squawfish, Pyramid Lake cui-ui and Lahontan cutthroat trout. North American Deserts ecoregion (CEC)
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