Complete Definition of "butcher"

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Pronunciation
IPA: /ËbÊʧ.É/
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Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÊtÊÉ(r)|-ÊtÊÉ(r)

Noun
en-noun

  1. A person who prepares and sells meat (and sometimes also slaughters the animals).
  2. A brutal or indiscriminate killer.
  3. (Cockney rhyming slang, via butcher's hook) A look.
  4. A person who sells candy, drinks, etc. in theatres, trains, circuses , etc. (old, informal).

Translations
trans-top|A person who prepares and sells meat
Czech: Åezník m
Dutch: slager m, beenhouwer m
Danish: slagter
Estonian: lihunik
Finnish: lihakauppias, lihanleikkaaja, teurastaja
French: boucher m
German: Metzger m, Schlachter m, Fleischer m
Hungarian: hentes, mészáros
Icelandic: slátrari m
Italian: macellaio m
Japanese: JAchar|èå± (JAchar|ã«ãã, nikuya)
Latin: macellarius n
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Kurdish: KUchar|ÙÙâساب
Latin: lanius m
Maltese: biÄÄier m, biÄÄiera f
Portuguese: açougueiro m, açougueira f
Russian: мÑÑник (m'asník) m
Scottish Gaelic: feòladair m
Spanish: carnicero m, carnicera f
Swahili: mchinjaji
Swedish: slaktare, styckare, charkuterist (the salesman)
Telugu: à°à°¸à°¾à°¯à°¿ (kasaayi)
Thai: à¸à¸à¸à¸²à¸¢à¹à¸à¸·à¹à¸­
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trans-top|A brutal or indiscriminate killer
Dutch: slager m
Finnish: teurastaja
Russian: мÑÑник (m'asník) m
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Swedish: slaktare
Telugu: à°à°¸à°¾à°¯à°¿ (kasaayi)
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trans-top|A person who sells candy, drinks, etc.
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Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To slaughter animals and prepare meat for market.
  2. transitive To kill brutally.
  3. transitive To ruin something, often to the point of defamation.

#: The band at that bar really butchered "Hotel California".

Translations
trans-top|To slaughter animals and prepare meat for market
Dutch: slachten
Finnish: teurastaa, leikata
French: abattre
Hungarian: levág, leöl
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Italian: macellare
Japanese: JAchar|屠殺ãã (JAchar|ã¨ãã¤ãã, tosatsusuru)
Swedish: slakta, stycka (1, to prepare the meat)
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trans-top|To kill brutally
Dutch: slachten
Finnish: teurastaa
French: abattre
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Italian: massacrare
Portuguese: massacrar
Swedish: slakta
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trans-top|To ruin something
Finnish: tuhota, pahoinpidellä
Italian: rovinare
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ttbc|Ido: buchar

Category:English transitive verbs
Category:Meats
Category:Occupations

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