butterflyer

noun
but·​ter·​fly·​er | \ ˈbə-tər-ˌflī(-ə)r How to pronounce butterflyer (audio) \

Definition of butterflyer

: a swimmer who specializes in the butterfly

First Known Use of butterflyer

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of butterflyer was in 1954

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“Butterflyer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butterflyer. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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