butch·​er·​ly ˈbu̇-chər-lē How to pronounce butcherly (audio)
: resembling a butcher : savage

Examples of butcherly in a Sentence

Genghis Khan and his butcherly horde even massacred the livestock of the villages they overran.

Word History

First Known Use

1513, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of butcherly was in 1513

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Cite this Entry

“Butcherly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butcherly. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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