butt

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1butt

verb \ˈbət\

Definition of BUTT

intransitive verb
:  to thrust or push headfirst :  strike with the head or horns
transitive verb
:  to strike or shove with the head or horns
butt heads
:  to come into conflict

Origin of BUTT

Middle English, from Anglo-French buter, boter, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German bōzan to beat — more at beat
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with BUTT

2butt

noun

Definition of BUTT

:  a blow or thrust usually with the head or horns

First Known Use of BUTT

1647

3butt

noun

Definition of BUTT

1
:  a large cask especially for wine, beer, or water
2
:  any of various units of liquid capacity; especially :  a measure equal to 108 imperial gallons (491 liters)

Origin of BUTT

Middle English, from Anglo-French but, bout, from Old Occitan bota, from Late Latin buttis
First Known Use: 14th century

4butt

noun

Definition of BUTT

1
a :  a backstop (as a mound or bank) for catching missiles shot at a target
b :  target
c plural :  range 5c
d :  a blind for shooting birds
2
a obsolete :  limit, bound
b archaic :  goal <here is my journey's end, here is my butt — Shakespeare>
3
:  an object of abuse or ridicule :  victim <the butt of all their jokes>

Origin of BUTT

Middle English, partly from Middle French but target, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Norse būtr log, Low German butt blunt; partly from Middle French bute goal, target, mound, from but target
First Known Use: 14th century

5butt

noun

Definition of BUTT

1
:  buttocks —often used as a euphemism for ass in idiomatic expressions <get your butt over here> <kick butt> <saved our butts>
2
:  the large or thicker end part of something:
a :  a lean upper cut of the pork shoulder
b :  the base of a plant from which the roots spring
c :  the thicker or handle end of a tool or weapon
3
a :  an unused remainder (as of a cigarette or cigar)
b slang :  cigarette
4
:  the part of a hide or skin corresponding to the animal's back and sides

Origin of BUTT

Middle English; probably akin to Middle English buttok buttock, Low German butt blunt
First Known Use: 15th century

6butt

verb

Definition of BUTT

intransitive verb
:  abut —used with on or against
transitive verb
1
:  to place end to end or side to side without overlapping
2
:  to trim or square off (as a log) at the end
3
:  to reduce (as a cigarette) to a butt by stubbing or stamping

Origin of BUTT

partly from 4butt, partly from 5butt
First Known Use: 1634

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