meaning of Butcher

Butcher meaning in General Dictionary

To destroy or slaughter animals for food or for market concerning butcher hogs

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  • one that slaughters creatures or dresses their skin for market one whose profession it is to eliminate pets for meals
  • a retailer of beef
  • kill (pets) frequently for meals consumption
  • a brutal indiscriminate murderer
  • someone who slaughters or outfits meat for market
  • someone who tends to make blunders as a result of incompetence
  • One who slaughters animals, or clothes their particular skin for marketplace; one whose profession it is to eliminate pets for food.
  • A slaughterer; a person who eliminates in good sized quantities, or with strange cruelty; person who triggers unnecessary lack of life, as with fight.
  • To eliminate or slaughter (animals) for meals, or for marketplace; because, to butcher hogs.
  • To murder, or kill, especially in an unusually bloody or barbarous way.

Butcher meaning in Names Dictionary

Butcher.
Name Origin: English
Name Gender: Male


Butcher meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1560s, from butcher (letter.). Related: Butchered; butchering. Re-nouned 1640s as butcherer.

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  • c.1300, from Anglo-French boucher, from Old French bochier "butcher, executioner" (12c., Modern French boucher), probably virtually "slaughterer of goats," from bouc "male goat," from Frankish *bukk or other Germanic supply (view buck (n.1)) or Celtic *bukkos "he-goat." Figurative feeling of "brutal murderer" is attested from 1520s. Butcher-knife attested from 18c. Associated: Butcherly. Old English had fl

Butcher meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) One who slaughters creatures, or clothes their particular skin for market; one whose career it really is to destroy creatures for meals.

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  • (n.) A slaughterer; person who eliminates in vast quantities, or with unusual cruelty; a person who triggers unnecessary loss in life, such as struggle.
  • (v. t.) To destroy or slaughter (pets) for food, or for marketplace; as, to butcher hogs.
  • (v. t.) To murder, or eliminate, especially in an unusually bloody or barbarous manner.

Sentence Examples with the word Butcher

His constable Tiptoft, the butcher earl of Worcester, was a figure who might have stepped out of the Italian Renaissance.

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