butcher

[[t]b'ʊtʃə(r)[/t]]
butchers, butchering, butchered
1) N-COUNT A butcher is a shopkeeper who cuts up and sells meat. Some butchers also kill animals for meat and make foods such as sausages and meat pies.
2) N-COUNT: oft the N A butcher or a butcher's is a shop where meat is sold.
3) VERB To butcher an animal means to kill it and cut it up for meat.

[be V-ed] Pigs were butchered, hams were hung to dry from the ceiling.

4) N-COUNT (disapproval) You can refer to someone as a butcher when they have killed a lot of people in a very cruel way, and you want to express your horror and disgust.

Klaus Barbie was known in France as the Butcher of Lyon.

5) VERB (disapproval) You can say that someone has butchered people when they have killed a lot of people in a very cruel way, and you want to express your horror and disgust.

[V n] Guards butchered 1,350 prisoners...

Our people are being butchered in their homes.

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  • Butcher — Butch er (b[.u]ch [ e]r), n. [OE. bochere, bochier, OF. bochier, F. boucher, orig., slaughterer of buck goats, fr. OF. boc, F. bouc, a buck goat; of German or Celtic origin. See {Buck} the animal.] 1. One who slaughters animals, or dresses their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butcher — [n] meat killer, seller boner*, meatmarket person, meat person, processor, skinner*, slaughterer, slayer*; concept 348 butcher [v1] slay and prepare animal for meat beef up, carve, clean, cure, cut, cut down, dress, joint, liquidate, salt,… …   New thesaurus

  • butcher — ► NOUN 1) a person who cuts up and sells meat as a trade. 2) a person who slaughters animals for food. 3) a person who kills brutally or indiscriminately. ► VERB 1) slaughter or cut up (an animal) for food. 2) kill (someone) brutally. 3) …   English terms dictionary

  • Butcher — Butch er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Butchered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Butchering}.] 1. To kill or slaughter (animals) for food, or for market; as, to butcher hogs. [1913 Webster] 2. To murder, or kill, especially in an unusually bloody or barbarous manner …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butcher — c.1300, from Anglo Norm. boucher, from O.Fr. bochier butcher, executioner, probably lit. slaughterer of goats (12c., Mod.Fr. boucher), from bouc male goat, from Frank. *bukk (see BUCK (Cf. buck) (n.1)) or Celtic *bukkos he goat. Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • Butcher — (spr. Bötscher), Johanna (Joh. von Kent), Schwärmerin in England im 16. Jahrh., leugnete die Dreieinigkeit u. die Gottheit Christi u. behauptete, daß ein wiedergeborener Mensch zwar äußerlich, aber nicht innerlich sündigen könne; sie wurde 1549… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • butcher — index extinguish, mutilate, spoil (impair) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • butcher — [booch′ər] n. [ME bocher < OFr bochier, bouchier, one who kills and sells he goats < bouc, he goat < Frank * bukk, akin to OE bucca: see BUCK1] 1. a person whose work is killing animals or dressing their carcasses for meat 2. a person… …   English World dictionary

  • Butcher — Boning redirects here. For the use of this term in corsetry, see Bone (corsetry). For other uses, see Butcher (disambiguation). Butcher A butcher s, Tacuinum sanitatis casanatensis (XIV (14th) century) …   Wikipedia

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