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Definition of "butcher" []

  • One who slaughters and dresses animals for food or market. (noun)
  • One who sells meats. (noun)
  • One that kills brutally or indiscriminately. (noun)
  • A vendor, especially one on a train or in a theater. (noun)
  • One who bungles something. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "butcher" in a sentence
  • "God never intended to make the _butcher_ a judge, nor the _baker_ a president, but to protect them according to their claims as butcher and baker."
  • "Just because he has what we call a butcher haircut, don't think he's German, because he isn't."
  • "But it waswrapped in butcher paper and tasted great."