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- As an English surname, from Middle English butte (“target, goal”), from French but (“target, aim”).
- Also as an English surname, from butte (“isolated hill”).
- Also as an English surname, from butt (sense 3) (“cask, bottle”).
- Also as an English surname, from a nickname related to butt (sense 1) (“thick end”).
- As an English and German surname, from butt (sense 4) (“type of flounder”).
- As a Kashmiri surname, spelling variant of Bhatt.
- A surname.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Butt”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN
Apparently this word had the primitive meaning of being a stump, i. e. being flattened by reason of beating, whereby the root might be identified with the one of English beat and German bossen, bosseln.
- (Northern Germany) European flounder (Platichthys flesus)
- lefteye flounder (fish of the family Bothidae)
- turbot (fish of the family Scophthalmidae)
Declension of Butt