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the end or extremity of anything, especially the thicker, larger, or blunt end considered as a bottom, base, support, or handle, as of a log, fishing rod, or pistol.
an end that is not used or consumed; remnant:
a cigar butt.
a lean cut of pork shoulder.
Slang. the buttocks.
Slang. a cigarette.
a person or thing that is an object of wit, ridicule, sarcasm, contempt, etc.
a target.

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.

butt hinge.
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.
to project.
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.
a large cask for wine, beer, or ale.
any cask or barrel.
any of various units of capacity, usually considered equal to two hogsheads.
Contemporary Examples

Year of the Butt: How the Booty Changed the World in 2014 Kevin Fallon December 29, 2014
U.S. Drug and Immigration Checkpoints Take Toll on Border Towns Andrew Becker, G. W. Schulz June 17, 2013
Newt & The Donald, Bosom Buddies Howard Kurtz April 30, 2011
Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction Abby Haglage May 3, 2014
Marvin Miller, the Labor Leader Who Revolutionized Baseball Allen St. John November 27, 2012

Historical Examples

At Plattsburg Allen French
Folkways William Graham Sumner
War from the Inside Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
Lorraine Robert W. Chambers
The Camp Fire Girls on the Open Road Hildegard G. Frey

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
(shooting, archery)

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
Dame Clara. 1872–1936, English contralto

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


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