Büttel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German, from Old High German butil (court official, messenger), from Proto-Germanic *budilaz (herald, messenger), from Proto-Germanic *beudaną (to announce, present, offer), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewdʰ- (to make aware). Akin to Old English bydel (beadle). More at beadle.

Noun[edit]

Büttel m

  1. (archaic) a court officer, usher or messenger
  2. (pejorative) a policeman
  3. someone relegated to performing menial service

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