cuttle

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old English cudele, of uncertain origin.

Noun[edit]

cuttle (plural cuttles)

  1. The cuttlefish.

Etymology 2[edit]

Old French cultel, coltel, coutel, from Latin cultellus. See cutlass.

Noun[edit]

cuttle (plural cuttles)

  1. (obsolete) A knife.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bale to this entry?)

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuttle (plural cuttles)

  1. (obsolete) A foul-mouthed fellow.
    • Shakespeare
      An you play the saucy cuttle me.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.