silent butler

noun

: a receptacle with hinged lid for collecting table crumbs and the contents of ashtrays

Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of silent butler was in 1866

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Cite this Entry

“Silent butler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silent%20butler. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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