butcherly

adjective
butch·​er·​ly | \ ˈbu̇-chər-lē How to pronounce butcherly (audio) \

Definition of butcherly

: resembling a butcher : savage

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Examples of butcherly in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of butcherly

1513, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of butcherly was in 1513

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“Butcherly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butcherly. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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