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butler

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noun but·ler \ˈbət-lər\

Simple Definition of butler

  • : the main male servant in the home of a wealthy person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of butler

  1. 1 :  a manservant having charge of the wines and liquors

  2. 2 :  the chief male servant of a household who has charge of other employees, receives guests, directs the serving of meals, and performs various personal services

Origin and Etymology of butler

Middle English buteler, from Anglo-French butiller, from Old French botele bottle — more at bottle


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with butler


Butler

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biographical name But·ler \ˈbət-lər\

Definition of Butler

  1. Benjamin Franklin 1818–1893 Am. gen. & polit.




Butler

biographical name but·ler

Definition of Butler

  1. Joseph 1692–1752 Eng. theol.




Butler

biographical name but·ler

Definition of Butler

  1. Nicholas Murray 1862–1947 Am. educ.; pres. Columbia U. (1901–45)




Butler

biographical name but·ler

Definition of Butler

  1. Samuel 1612–1680 Eng. satirical poet




Butler

biographical name but·ler

Definition of Butler

  1. Samuel 1835–1902 Eng. nov. & satirist




BUTLER Defined for Kids

butler

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noun but·ler \ˈbət-lər\

Definition of butler for Students

  1. :  the chief male servant of a household





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