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

Examples of butty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ultimately, though, the decision to grill or toast your bread before assembling your chip butty is up to you. Brittany Leitner, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Mar. 2023 Some chip butty connoisseurs even give the chips a healthy dusting of parmesan goodness to add a cheesy flavor to the otherwise salty combination. Brittany Leitner, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Mar. 2023 Said to trace its roots all the way back to the 1860s and a seaside fish and chips shop in Lancashire, England, the chip butty can be doused with optional condiments ranging from ketchup and malt vinegar to mayonnaise. Terry Ward, CNN, 11 May 2022 You over there with the scone and triple-shot Frappuccino and bacon butty. Claire Fitzsimmons, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 There’s a banger (sausage) butty for the same price. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, 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, 15 Mar. 2018 Oh, and another butty is in order for my guest — maybe the one stuffed with chips. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, 28 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of butty was in 1934

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“Butty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butty. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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