butchery

noun butch·ery \ ˈbu̇ch-rē , ˈbu̇-chə- \

Definition of butchery

plural butcheries
1 chiefly British :slaughterhouse
2 :the preparation of meat for sale
3 :cruel and ruthless slaughter of human beings
4 :botch

Examples of butchery in a Sentence

  1. the butchery of civilians during the war

  2. butchery on a scale that horrified the civilized world

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First Known Use of butchery

14th century


British Definition of BUTCHERY

butchery

noun

British Definition of butchery

plural butcheries

BUTCHERY Defined for English Language Learners

butchery

noun

Definition of butchery for English Language Learners

  • : the violent and cruel killing of many people

  • : the work of a butcher : the job of preparing meat for sale



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