Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A murderer, especially one who cuts throats.
  • n. An unprincipled, ruthless person.
  • n. A cutthroat trout.
  • adj. Cruel; murderous.
  • adj. Relentless or merciless in competition: a cutthroat business.
  • adj. Sports & Games Being a form of a game in which each of three or more players acts and scores individually: cutthroat handball; cutthroat bridge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A murderer who slits the throats of his victims.
  • n. An unscrupulous, ruthless or unethical person.
  • adj. Involving the cutting of throats
  • adj. Of or relating to a card game where everyone plays for him or herself rather than playing with a partner.
  • adj. Ruthlessly competitive, dog-eat-dog

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who cuts throats; a murderer; an assassin.
  • adj. Murderous; cruel; barbarous.
  • adj. Ruthless; conducted without restraint.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A murderer; an assassin; a ruffian.
  • n. The mustang grape of Texas, Vitis candicans: so called from its acrid taste. Sportsman's Gazetteer.
  • n. A dark lantern in which there is generally horn instead of glass, and so constructed that the light may be completely obscured. Jamieson.
  • n. A piece of ordnance. Jamieson.
  • Murderous; cruel; barbarous.
  • To cut the throat of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. ruthless in competition
  • n. someone who murders by cutting the victim's throat

Etymologies

cut +‎ throat (Wiktionary)

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