but·​ter·​fly·​er ˈbə-tər-ˌflī(-ə)r How to pronounce butterflyer (audio)
: a swimmer who specializes in the butterfly

Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 23 May. 2024.

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