a retail or wholesale dealer in meat.
a person who slaughters certain animals, or who dresses the flesh of animals, fish, or poultry, for food or market.
a person guilty of brutal or indiscriminate slaughter or murder.
a vendor who hawks newspapers, candy, beverages, etc., as on a train, at a stadium, etc.
to slaughter or dress (animals, fish, or poultry) for market.
to kill indiscriminately or brutally.
to bungle; botch:
to butcher a job.
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a retailer of meat
a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market
an indiscriminate or brutal murderer
a person who destroys, ruins, or bungles something
to slaughter or dress (animals) for meat
to kill indiscriminately or brutally
to make a mess of; botch; ruin
A surgeon, esp an incompetent one (mid1800s+)
A brutal and sanguinary ruler: They called Bokassa a worse butcher than Amin (1529+)
: As a carpenter I’m a butcher
like, or characteristic of, a butcher. Historical Examples It Is Never Too Late to Mend Charles Reade The Fair Maid of Perth Sir Walter Scott Jack Sheppard, Vol. III (of III) W. Harrison Ainsworth
butch haircut. Slang. a lesbian, especially one notably masculine in manner or appearance. Slang. (of a girl or woman) having traits of personality, dress, behavior, or appearance usually associated with males. (of a male) decidedly or exaggeratedly masculine in manner or appearance. adjective (of a woman or man) markedly or aggressively masculine noun a lesbian […]
phenylbutazone. Also, Buteshire [byoot-sheer, -sher] /ˈbyut ʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA). a historic county in SW Scotland, composed of three islands in the Firth of Clyde. an island in the Firth of Clyde, in SW Scotland: part of the county Bute. 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km). Historical Examples Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of […]
butylene (def 1). noun a pungent colourless gas existing in four isomeric forms, all of which are used in the manufacture of organic compounds. Formula: C4H8 Also called butylene butene (by’tēn’) See butylene.