Share this entry
cuttle Line breaks: cut¦tle
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌt(ə)l/

Definition of cuttle in English:


A cuttlefish.
Example sentences
  • The Chinese, remarking that ‘the cuttle has ink in its bosom’, have called it ‘the clerk of the god of the sea’.
  • Calamari, cob-fish, and mussel had intermediate concentrations, and sole, cuttle, frog-fish, scampi, and hen clam had the lowest concentrations.
  • But often a cocktail of mackerel strips combined with squid or cuttle will prove to be the ‘dish of the day’ as far as big ling are concerned.


Old English cudele 'cuttlefish', of Germanic origin; related to codd 'bag', with reference to its ink bag.

Words that rhyme with cuttle

buttle, rebuttal, scuttle, shuttle, subtle, surrebuttal
Definition of cuttle in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources