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Attested since about 1650, from
gut ( “ belly ” ) + . Possibly influenced by -le . guzzle
guttle ( third-person singular simple present , guttles present participle , guttling simple past and past participle ) guttled
To put into the
gut; to eat voraciously; to swallow greedily; to gorge, gormandize.
c. 1692, Dryden Translations From Persius, The Sixth Satire of Pursius:
His jolly brother, opposite in sense, / Laughs at his thrift; and lavish of expence / Quaffs, crams, and guttles, in his own defence.
1890s, Poverty Knock:
I know I can guttle, when I hear my shuttle, go poverty, poverty knock.
1692 Sir Roger L'Estrange (1616-1704) Fables Of Aesop And Other Eminent Mythologists:
The fool spit in his porridge, to try if they'd hiss : they did not hiss, and so he guttled them up, and scalded his chops
( Britain , dialectal , Northern England ) To make a bubbling sound
( Britain , dialectal , Scotland ) To remove the guts from; eviscerate
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