Boston butt


variants or less commonly Boston Butt
plural Boston butts also Boston Butts
: a marbled upper cut of the pork shoulder : butt sense 2b
The Boston butt is the cut of choice for pulled-pork sandwiches.Angela Shelf Medearis

Word History


boston, Massachusetts

Note: The reason for the association of the cut with Boston is now obscure.

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Boston butt was in 1915

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Cite this Entry

“Boston butt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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