Attested since about 1650, from gut (“belly”) + -le. Possibly influenced by guzzle.
guttle (third-person singular simple present guttles, present participle guttling, simple past and past participle guttled)
- (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.
- 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
- (Britain, dialectal, Northern England) To make a bubbling sound.
- (Britain, dialectal, Scotland) To remove the guts from; eviscerate.