EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English cutil, codel, codul, from Old English cudele (cuttlefish), of uncertain origin. Perhaps equivalent to cod +‎ -le (diminutive suffix). Compare dialectal German Kudele (cuttlefish), Norwegian kaule (cuttlefish).

NounEdit

cuttle (plural cuttles)

  1. Synonym of cuttlefish

Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

cuttle (plural cuttles)

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

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cuttle in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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