but·​ter·​ball | \ ˈbə-tər-ˌbȯl How to pronounce butterball (audio) \

Definition of butterball

2 : a chubby person

Examples of butterball in a Sentence

I was a little butterball when I was a child.
Recent Examples on the Web Add a little ice water and then fold and knead the butterball into it, letting the cold consolidate the smooth yellow surface and carry away trace amounts of buttermilk. Alexandra Kleeman, New York Times, "The Spiritual Power of Fat," 12 Aug. 2020 The recipes range from simple applesauce to pecan butterball cookies to tomato aspic. Ellen Fort, Sunset Magazine, "Georgia O’Keeffe’s Collection of Handwritten Recipes Sold to Yale Library," 9 Mar. 2020 Anchorage Farmers Market: Sarah Bean of Arctic Organics says the potato harvest is complete and this week’s selection includes yellow Finn, Yukon gold, magic Molly purple, magic Myrna, Desirée, German butterball and mini mix. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska potatoes in a rainbow of colors are on their way to farmers markets this week," 26 Sep. 2019 Adding Pikachu to the game, says Masuda, would allow players to feel like Ash — the star of the animated show — with the iconic butterball riding around on their shoulder. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "Eevee’s starring role in Pokémon: Let’s Go was inspired by fan art," 30 May 2018 Davis still has some storage crops from last autumn available, including orange and purple carrots, along with German butterball and fiesta potatoes. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Fresh Alaska vegetables are a ways off, but local eggs and seafood are here to tide you over," 25 Apr. 2018 German butterball and fiesta potatoes, and purple and orange carrots. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "A happy hour at one of the state’s biggest vegetable farms," 4 Apr. 2018 Davis also has plenty of potatoes, including Yukon gold, both loose and in 25-pound bags; German butterball, loose and in 25-pound bags, magic Molly; and fiesta potatoes. Steve Edwards, Alaska Dispatch News, "Farmers markets head indoors for the the winter, but there are still plenty of local treats," 18 Oct. 2017 Bean says the potato lineup this week includes Yukon gold, magic Molly purple, magic Myrna fingerlings, Desirée pink, German butterball, yellow Finn and red French fingerling — all of them either loose or in 5-pound bags. Steve Edwards, Alaska Dispatch News, "Market Fresh: It’s harvest time in the Valley, and that’s good news for farmers market shoppers," 6 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of butterball

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Butterball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butterball. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of butterball

US, informal + often impolite : a person who is somewhat fat

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