The chart above was created with the first usage dates from 1067 cutthroats. I currently have 1107 cutthroat candidates, but 40 of them are surnames or are otherwise dateless.
I’ve included a variant of the chart below with some of the authors and works that caused spikes in specific years. A number of first citations are translations from Greek or bilingual dictionaries that were subsequently used in other English texts:
I’m still leveling up my Excel abilities, but having this rough chart that includes 1067 cutthroat compounds is so much better than what I had before:
My 2012 chart of 483 cutthroats :
Volker Gast’s 2009 estimates:
This is progress.