Gutted

  • World Cup 2018: ‘Gutted’ Harry Kane says England gave it their all as millions of Three Lions fans suffer World Cup heartbreak once more (The Sun)
  • Holly Willoughby and Kate Hudson lead an army of ‘gutted‘ stars on social media after England’s crushing World Cup semi-final loss to Croatia (Daily Mail)
  • ‘I’m absolutely gutted’: disappointed England fans speak of World Cup hurt from Russia (iNews)
  • Your Favourite Musicians Are Gutted About The England Result (Clash Magazine)
  1. A gutted fish is a fish whose guts – internal organs – have been removed, so that it can be cooked.
  2. A gutted house is a house whose interior has been emptied or destroyed, usually by fire.
  3. If a person is gutted, they are bitterly disappointed. This is British slang. The adjective is normally used in the predicative position (after a verb like be, become, grow, look or seem). However, the first two newspaper headlines are using it attributively (before the noun).