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See also: Butcher
butcher (plural butchers)
- A person who prepares and sells meat (and sometimes also slaughters the animals).
- (figuratively) A brutal or indiscriminate killer.
- Butcher of an innocent child.
- (Cockney rhyming slang, from butcher's hook) A look.
- (informal, obsolete) A person who sells candy, drinks, etc. in theatres, trains, circuses, etc.
a person who prepares and sells meat
a brutal or indiscriminate killer
- (transitive) To slaughter (animals) and prepare (meat) for market.
- (transitive) To kill brutally.
- (transitive) To ruin (something), often to the point of defamation.
- The band at that bar really butchered "Hotel California".
- (slaughter (animals)): kill, slaughter
- (kill brutally): massacre, slay
- (ruin, often to the point of defamation): murder
To slaughter animals and prepare meat for market
to kill brutally
To ruin something
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- comparative form of : more butch
2003, Alisa Solomon, Re-Dressing the Canon: Essays on Theatre and Gender, page 170:
- Weaver and Shaw dance together and almost immediately another butch, an even butcher butch (Leslie Feinberg), cuts in to dance with Shaw (though Shaw would kill me if she heard me call someone a butcher butch).