The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2173   Message #3410778
Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
27-Sep-12 - 03:33 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Poverty Knock
Subject: RE: Origins: Poverty Knock
I do not agree.
It does not fit the context.
It is clearly skinny as in skinflint, a mean and ungenerous person.

Guttle has been established to mean eat in this context.