Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cutoff”

cutoff

noun [C]  /ˈkʌt̬ˌɔf/ us  

cutoff noun [C] (LIMIT)

a fixed point or limit at which something is stopped: The cutoff for blood donations is usually age 65.

cutoff noun [C] (ROAD)

a road that leaves another and provides a shorter route: We took the cutoff and saved 20 minutes on the trip home.
(Definition of cutoff from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cutoff?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “cutoff”

Definitions of “cutoff” in other dictionaries

Translations of “cutoff”

Word of the Day

sling

to throw or drop something carelessly

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More