butler

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noun but·ler \ˈbət-lər\

Definition of butler

  1. 1 :  a manservant having charge of the wines and liquors

  2. 2 :  the chief male servant of a household who has charge of other employees, receives guests, directs the serving of meals, and performs various personal services

Origin and Etymology of butler

Middle English buteler, from Anglo-French butiller, from Old French botele bottle — more at bottle


First Known Use: 13th century


Butler

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biographical name But·ler \ˈbət-lər\

Definition of Butler

  1. Benjamin Franklin 1818–1893 American general and politician


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Definition of Butler

  1. Joseph 1692–1752 English theologian


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Definition of Butler

  1. Nicholas Murray 1862–1947 American educator; president Columbia University (1901–45)


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Definition of Butler

  1. Samuel 1612–1680 English satirical poet


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  1. Samuel 1835–1902 English novelist and satirist


BUTLER Defined for English Language Learners

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noun but·ler \ˈbət-lər\

Definition of butler for English Language Learners

  • : the main male servant in the home of a wealthy person


BUTLER Defined for Kids

butler

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noun but·ler \ˈbət-lər\

Definition of butler for Students

  1. :  the chief male servant of a household



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