Definition of butterball
1 : bufflehead
2 : a chubby person
Examples of butterball in a Sentence
I was a little butterball when I was a child.
Recent Examples of butterball from the Web
Lohuis rated each sheep's body condition on a five-point scale where zero was dead and five was as fat as a butterball.
Butterball acquired Gusto Packing Co. in 2013; now, most of the plant's products will be discontinued after the plant closes on or around July 17.
Jackson shopped him, hoping to get Blake Griffin or Kevin Love, only to learn that no one would give up a star for a soon-to-turn-33-year-old butterball with a modest resume (three playoff series wins in 13 seaons) and a $24.6 million salary.
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Definition of butterball for English Language Learners
: a person who is somewhat fat
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