butt

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[[t]bʌt[/t]]
n.
1) the end or extremity of anything, esp. the thicker, larger, or blunt end considered as a base, support, or handle:
the butt of a rifle[/ex]
2) an end that is not used or consumed; remnant:
a cigar butt[/ex]
3) coo a lean cut of pork shoulder
4) sts Slang. the buttocks
5) sts Slang. a cigarette
Etymology: 1400–50; late ME bott (thick) end, buttock, OE butt tree stump (in place names); akin to Sw but stump; cf. buttock II
butt
[[t]bʌt[/t]] n.
1) an object of witticisms, ridicule, etc
2) a target
3) (on a target range)
a wall of earth or other backstop located behind the targets to stop bullets, arrows, etc
4) butts, a target range
5) sts Obs. a goal; limit
6) to abut
7) to position or fasten an end (of something)
8) to join the ends of (two things); set end to end
Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < MF but target, goal, prob. « ON bútr butt I, from the use of a wooden block or stump as a target in archery, etc. III
butt
[[t]bʌt[/t]] v. t.
1) anb to strike or push with the head or horns
2) anb to strike or push something or at something with the head or horns
3) to project
4) phv butt in (or out), to interfere (or stop interfering) in the affairs or conversation of others
5) anb a blow with the head or horns
Etymology: 1150–1200; ME < AF buter, OF boter to thrust, strike < Gmc IV
butt
[[t]bʌt[/t]] n.
1) wam any of various units of capacity, usu. considered equal to two hogsheads
2) a large cask for wine, beer, or ale
Etymology: 1350–1400; ME bote < AF bo(u)t(e); MF < OPr bota < LL butta, buttis

From formal English to slang. 2014.

Synonyms:
, , , / / , / , , (with the head or the horns), , (colloq.)


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