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Attested since about 1650, from gut (belly) +‎ -le. Possibly influenced by guzzle.

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guttle (third-person singular simple present guttles, present participle guttling, simple past and past participle guttled)

  1. (archaic, transitive, intransitive) To eat voraciously; to swallow greedily.
    Synonyms: gorge, gobble, gormandize, wolf down
    • 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.
  2. To swallow.
    • 1692 Sir Roger L'Estrange, 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
  3. (Britain, dialectal, Northern England) To make a bubbling sound.
  4. (Britain, dialectal, Scotland) To remove the guts from; eviscerate.

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