In its modern form pertaining to Bottich (“tub”), but not directly related to it. Instead from Middle Low German bödeker with the Low German suffix -ker from böde (“barrel”) (compare Bütt); in early modern German (East Central German) adapted to the High German consonantism as botticher (at that time possibly already associated with Bottich).
- (regional, chiefly northern and eastern Germany) cooper
- The term “cooper” is one of several in which regional fragmentation has never made way for a generally accepted standard term.
Böttcher ? (genitive Böttcher)