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Topic: HOUSEHOLD

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: goutiere, from goute 'drop'; GOUT

gutter

1 noun
     
gut‧ter1
1 [countable]TTR the low part at the edge of a road where water collects and flows away:
The gutters were blocked and overflowing.
gutter
2 [countable]DHTBB an open pipe fixed to the edge of a roof to collect and carry away rain water
3

the gutter

the bad social conditions of the lowest and poorest level of society:
Men like him usually ended up in jail - or the gutter.
4

the gutter press

British EnglishTCN the newspapers that print shocking stories about people's personal lives - used to show disapproval [↪ tabloid]
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