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Is butt as "The rear end of a live animal or human; rear end." offensive or not ? It should be said in the definition because the french translation is definitly offensive. 09:59, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

butt of jokes[edit]

As this is a rather particular use of the word, with a meaning not entirely equivalent to "target" or "victim", it would be wonderful to know how to say it in other languages. It is precisely the sort of thing one cannot look up in a normal dictionary - how do I say 'the butt of jokes' in Japanese, without it having the dark, negative connotations of "victim" or the somewhat more technical, more sterile connotation of "target" - and so there is all the more reason to have it here on Wiktionary. Hopefully someone has some good translations they might offer. Thanks. 11:45, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

3 and 23[edit]

Aren't entries 3 and 23 redundant? Nicolas1981 05:32, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

UK use[edit]

The first three entries are very much American English, and are not generally heard in British English, except in those sub-cultures that are under direct American influence. Also, there seems to be no mention of BUTT as a container for collecting rainwater, also known as a "water butt", which is probably the joint most common British English use of the word, along with its use as a shortened form of "cigarette butt". (There are thousands of examples of this as on-line citations, although the system won't allow me to add any, as I am not logged-in). 19:04, 18 October 2013 (UTC)