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Cutty Sark

Syllabification: Cut·ty Sark
Pronunciation: /ˌkəti ˈsärk
 
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Definition of Cutty Sark in English:

The only survivor of the British tea clippers, launched in 1869 and now preserved as a museum ship at Greenwich, London.

Origin

from Robert Burns's Tam o' Shanter, a poem about a Scottish farmer chased by a young witch who wore only her “cutty sark” (= short shift).

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