cutthroat

Part of speech: noun

A bloodthirsty ruffian.

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Usage examples "cutthroat":

  1. He's brought in the modern cutthroat spirit. - "The Fourth Series Plays, Complete", John Galsworthy.
  2. The Czar will put machinery in motion that is sure to produce those two young men much more effectually and speedily than any cutthroat expedition on a yacht. - "A Rock in the Baltic", Robert Barr.
  3. Afshin was then told that this was the Marzban and the Marzban turning to Afshin said; " Oh cutthroat, why do you prevaricate and shuffle?" - "Iranian Influence on Moslem Literature, Part I", M. Inostranzev.