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butchery

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noun butch·ery \ˈbu̇ch-rē, ˈbu̇-chə-\

Simple Definition of butchery

  • : the violent and cruel killing of many people

  • : the work of a butcher : the job of preparing meat for sale

Full Definition of butchery

plural butch·er·ies

  1. 1 chiefly British :  slaughterhouse

  2. 2 :  the preparation of meat for sale

  3. 3 :  cruel and ruthless slaughter of human beings

  4. 4 :  botch

Examples of butchery

  1. the butchery of civilians during the war

  2. <butchery on a scale that horrified the civilized world>



14th Century

First Known Use of butchery

14th century



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