Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 10:00:31 -0500
From: Larry Horn laurence.horn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: cut

At 8:27 AM -0500 2/13/98, frank abate wrote:
RE cut:

I'd call this "phys ed slang". This may explain its absence from dicts,
even big ones. Don't know its age, but probably fairly new. Not at all
restricted, that is, not AAVE of anything of the sort. It is a term used
in weight rooms and such.

Also re application: It refers to well-defined, highly toned muscles in any
part of the body.

Note the potentially pernicious ambiguity (or at least confusion) if the
term is used in the personals, where (UN)CUT is a technical designation for
'(un)circumcised'. Presumably the context will disambiguate, as usual.