but·​ty | \ ˈbə-tē How to pronounce butty (audio) \
plural butties

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Recent Examples on the Web You over there with the scone and triple-shot Frappuccino and bacon butty. Claire Fitzsimmons, Longreads, "Eating To Save My Mind," 10 Aug. 2020 There’s a banger (sausage) butty for the same price. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Emma's Tea Spot brings a bit of British charm to Hamilton," 27 Mar. 2018 The other, Ken Dodd, stayed firmly on the ground, the joke-telling squire of the jam butty mines of Knotty Ash. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Why the late, great Brits Stephen Hawking and Ken Dodd (who?) were more alike than you realize," 15 Mar. 2018 Oh, and another butty is in order for my guest — maybe the one stuffed with chips. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Authentic British eats at The Fish and Chip Shop," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of butty

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for butty

butt(er) entry 1 + -y entry 4

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“Butty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butty. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of butty

British, informal : a sandwich

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