butt in


butted in; butting in; butts in

intransitive verb

: to meddle in the affairs of others : interfere

Examples of butt in in a Sentence

stop butting in on my personal life
Recent Examples on the Web One potential con to this style of bird feeder (which several Amazon reviewers note): Its open design allows for squirrel interlopers to butt in. Amy Wilkinson, SELF, 14 June 2024 Armand butts in the narration for the first time, politely at first, until Daniel also butts in, and soon, the three of them are bickering about the merits of Paris in voiceover. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 19 May 2024 The body is lying face down, and the legs swing up into the air, backward, and get placed down to the left and right side of the robot's butt in a crazy contortionist's pretzel position. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 17 Apr. 2024 Jerry Giesler butted in and declared that the killing was a case of justifiable homicide. Carly Tagen-Dye, Peoplemag, 28 Jan. 2024 Chris Roberts had not completed his call of the most iconic play in UCLA basketball history when broadcast partner Marques Johnson butted in. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2023 Interestingly enough, early this summer, before hurricane season got going, scientists were speculating about whether El Niño might butt in and help break up this summer’s storms. Matt Simon, WIRED, 8 Sep. 2023 Chasen keeps trying to butt in. Lia Beck, refinery29.com, 31 Aug. 2021 In other words, Louisville judges don't have the right to butt in if the crime happened outside Jefferson County. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, 23 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of butt in was in 1899

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“Butt in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butt%20in. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

butt in

: to meddle in someone else's business

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