Meaning of cutthroat

cut•throat

Pronunciation: (kut'thrōt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who cuts throats; murderer.
—adj.
  1. murderous.
  2. ruthless: cutthroat competition.
  3. pertaining to a game, as of cards, in which each of three or more persons acts and scores as an individual.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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