butch

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Originally it was probably used as an abbreviation of butcher. Later, in the 1940s, the sense "aggressive lesbian" was developed.

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butch (comparative butcher or more butch, superlative butchest or most butch)

  1. (slang, originally Polari) Very masculine, with a masculine appearance or attitude.

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butch (plural butches)

  1. (informal) A lesbian who appears masculine or acts in a masculine manner.

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