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Meaning of BUTCHER

Pronunciation:  'bûchur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
  2. [n]  a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market
  3. [n]  a brutal indiscriminate murderer
  4. [n]  a retailer of meat
  5. [v]  kill; used of animals, but also used for people to indicate brutality
 

BUTCHER is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: blunderer, botcher, bumbler, bungler, fuckup, fumbler, meatman, sad sack, slaughter, slaughterer, stumbler
 
 See Also: chine, cut, incompetent, incompetent person, kill, knacker, liquidator, manslayer, merchandiser, merchant, murderer, pork butcher, skilled worker, trained worker

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Butch"er\, n. [OE. bochere, bochier, OF. bochier, F.
    boucher, orig., slaughterer of buck goats, fr. OF. boc, F.
    bouc, a buck goat; of German or Celtic origin. See {Buck} the
    animal.]
    1. One who slaughters animals, or dresses their flesh for
       market; one whose occupation it is to kill animals for
       food.
    
    2. A slaughterer; one who kills in large numbers, or with
       unusual cruelty; one who causes needless loss of life, as
       in battle. ``Butcher of an innocent child.'' --Shak.
    
    {Butcher bird} (Zo["o]l.), a species of shrike of the genus
       {Lanius}.
    
    Note: The {Lanius excubitor} is the common butcher bird of
          Europe. In England, the bearded tit is sometimes called
          the {lesser butcher bird}. The American species are
          {L.borealis}, or {northern butcher bird}, and {L.
          Ludovicianus} or {loggerhead shrike}. The name butcher
          bird is derived from its habit of suspending its prey
          impaled upon thorns, after killing it.
    
    {Butcher's meat}, such flesh of animals slaughtered for food
       as is sold for that purpose by butchers, as beef, mutton,
       lamb, and pork.
    
    
  2. \Butch"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Butchered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Butchering}.]
    1. To kill or slaughter (animals) for food, or for market;
       as, to butcher hogs.
    
    2. To murder, or kill, especially in an unusually bloody or
       barbarous manner. --Macaulay.
    
             [Ithocles] was murdered, rather butchered. --Ford.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming of a butcher, represents your raw emotions or some immoral behavior. You may be testing the limits of your physical strength.
 
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