butt·​in·​sky | \ bə-ˈdin-skē How to pronounce buttinsky (audio) , bət-ˈin-skē\
variants: or less commonly buttinski
plural buttinskies

Definition of buttinsky

: a person given to butting in : a troublesome meddler

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Examples of buttinsky in a Sentence

there's always some buttinsky who has to tell you there's a better way to do whatever you're doing

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Rather, the story is set in motion by Kevin O’Neill (Rick Holmes), a private-equity manager and arrogant buttinsky who takes an interest in Cara. Jesse Green, New York Times, "Review: ‘Dan Cody’s Yacht’ Sells Upward Mobility for Dummies," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of buttinsky

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for buttinsky

butt in + -sky, -ski (last element in Slavic surnames)

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The first known use of buttinsky was in 1901

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to fake an opponent out of position

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