June 14th, 2004

WotD - Disappointed

Today's WotD is:

• adjective
Brit. Informal bitterly disappointed or upset.

Whilst also meaning to have one's intestines removed, gutted is used by Brits to refer to a huge disappointment.

You might use it to describe your state of health, well-being or mind after your national football team were beaten 2 – 1 in the dying minutes of their opening game at Euro 2004.

Gutted works equally well for situations such as dropping your car keys in a pond, missing the last train home or being dumped by your fella or bird.

Suggested usage: Fred was gutted after Lou dumped him
I’m gutted that West Ham were relegated

See also gutting - "It was well gutting that we lost last night"