a person or thing that is an object of wit, ridicule, sarcasm, contempt, etc.
a wall of earth located behind the targets to prevent bullets from scattering over a large area.
butts, a wall behind which targets can be safely lowered, scored, and raised during firing practice.
Obsolete. a goal; limit.
to have an end or projection on; be adjacent to; abut.
to position or fasten an end (of something).
to place or join the ends (of two things) together; set end-to-end.
to strike or push with the head or horns.
to strike or push something or at something with the head or horns.
Machinery. (of wheels in a gear train) to strike one another instead of meshing.
a push or blow with the head or horns.
butt in, to meddle in the affairs or intrude in the conversation of others; interfere:
It was none of his concern, so he didn’t butt in.
butt out, to stop meddling in the affairs or intruding in the conversation of others:
Nobody asked her opinion, so she butted out.
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the thicker or blunt end of something, such as the end of the stock of a rifle
the unused end of something, esp of a cigarette; stub
(tanning) the portion of a hide covering the lower backside of the animal
(US & Canadian, informal) the buttocks
(US) a slang word for cigarette
(building trades) short for butt joint, butt hinge
a person or thing that is the target of ridicule, wit, etc
a mound of earth behind the target on a target range that stops bullets or wide shots
the target itself
(pl) the target range
a low barrier, usually of sods or peat, behind which sportsmen shoot game birds, esp grouse
(archaic) goal; aim
usually foll by on or against. to lie or be placed end on to; abut: to butt a beam against a wall
to strike or push (something) with the head or horns
(intransitive) to project; jut
(intransitive; foll by in or into) to intrude, esp into a conversation; interfere; meddle
(informal, mainly US & Canadian) butt out, to stop interfering or meddling
a blow with the head or horns
a large cask, esp one with a capacity of two hogsheads, for storing wine or beer
a US unit of liquid measure equal to 126 US gallons
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The buttocks; rump; ass •This sense is attested as western US in 1860. Oddly enough, butt looks like a diminutive of buttock, but to judge by the suffix, the opposite must be the case.: So drunk he couldn’t find his butt with both hands (1450+)
The remainder of a smoked cigarette or cigar (1930s+)
A cigarette: a pack of butts (1900+)
The final year of a prison sentence or a term of military enlistment (1915+ Armed forces & prison)
Something or someone disliked •Somewhat derogatory: woman is a real butt
a prosperous businessman from a small town or a farmer who spends his money ostentatiously on visits to a big city. A wealthy business executive or farmer from the provinces: The visiting Butter and Egg Men had their Whoopee in New York person who finances a theatrical production; angel (1920s+)
any of certain plants whose flowers are of two shades of yellow, as the toadflax, Linaria vulgaris. Historical Examples Woodcraft Alan Douglas Mother Nature’s Toy-Shop Lina Beard Flowers of Mountain and Plain Edith S. Clements Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle Woodcraft Alan Douglas The Old Market-Cart Mrs. F. B. Smith noun (functioning as sing) any […]
arsenic trichloride. a colorless or yellow, oily, poisonous liquid, AsCl 3 , used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of organic arsenicals.
Northeastern U.S. the bufflehead. Informal. a chubby person. an individual serving of butter shaped into a small sphere. Historical Examples Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas noun (US) another name for bufflehead (informal, derogatory) a chubby or fat person