|Origin:||goutiere, from goute 'drop'; GOUT|
the low part at the edge of a road where water collects and flows away:
The gutters were blocked and overflowing.
an open pipe fixed to the edge of a roof to collect and carry away rain water
the bad social conditions of the lowest and poorest level of society:
Men like him usually ended up in jail - or the gutter.
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the newspapers that print shocking stories about people's personal lives - used to show disapproval [↪ tabloid]