Definitions for butcher
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word butcher.
a retailer of meat
a brutal indiscriminate murderer
a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market
bungler, blunderer, fumbler, bumbler, stumbler, sad sack, botcher, butcher, fuckupverb
someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
kill (animals) usually for food consumption
"They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter"
A person who prepares and sells meat (and sometimes also slaughters the animals).
A brutal or indiscriminate killer.
Weyler was referred to as a "Butcher" by yellow journalists.
(Cockney rhyming slang, via butcher's hook) A look.
A person who sells candy, drinks, etc. in theatres, trains, circuses , etc. (old, informal).
To slaughter animals and prepare meat for market.
To kill brutally.
To ruin something, often to the point of defamation.
The band at that bar really butchered "Hotel California".
for a butcher.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: boucher, Fr.
The shepherd and the butcher both may look upon one sheep with pleasing conceits. Philip Sidney.
Hence he learnt the butcher’s guile,
How to cut your throat, and smile;
Like a butcher doom’d for life,
In his mouth to wear his knife. Jonathan Swift.
Honour and renown are bestowed on conquerours, who, for the most part, are but the great butchers of mankind. John Locke.
To kill; to murder.
Etymology: from the noun.
In suff’ring thus thy brother to be slaughter’d,
Thou shewest the naked pathway to thy life,
Teaching stern murder how to butcher thee. William Shakespeare, R. II.
Uncharitably with me have you dealt,
And shamefully by you my hopes are butcher’d. William Shakespeare.
The poison and the dagger are at hand to butcher a hero, when the poet wants brains to save him. John Dryden, Don Sebast.
A butcher is a person who may slaughter animals, dress their flesh, sell their meat, or participate within any combination of these three tasks. They may prepare standard cuts of meat and poultry for sale in retail or wholesale food establishments. A butcher may be employed by supermarkets, grocery stores, butcher shops and fish markets, slaughter houses, or may be self-employed.Butchery is an ancient trade, whose duties may date back to the domestication of livestock; its practitioners formed guilds in England as far back as 1272. Since the 20th century, many countries and local jurisdictions offer trade certifications for butchers in order to ensure quality, safety, and health standards but not all butchers have formal certification or training. Trade qualification in English-speaking countries is often earned through an apprenticeship although some training organisations also certify their students. In Canada, once a butcher is trade qualified, they can learn to become a master butcher (Fleishmaster).Standards and practices of butchery differ between countries, regions and ethnic groups. Variation with respect to the types of animals that are butchered as well as the cuts and parts of the animal that are sold depends on the types of foods that are prepared by the butcher's customers.
A butcher is a person whose profession is cutting, processing, and selling meat from animals in a shop or market. In some instances, a butcher may also slaughter the animals. Butchers can specialize in different types of meat like beef, pork, chicken, or fish. They often prepare standard cuts of meat, poultry, or fish according to customer's requirements.
one who slaughters animals, or dresses their flesh for market; one whose occupation it is to kill animals for food
a slaughterer; one who kills in large numbers, or with unusual cruelty; one who causes needless loss of life, as in battle
to kill or slaughter (animals) for food, or for market; as, to butcher hogs
to murder, or kill, especially in an unusually bloody or barbarous manner
A butcher is a person who may slaughter animals, dress their flesh, sell their meat or do any combination of these three tasks. They may prepare standard cuts of meat, poultry, fish, and shellfish for sale in retail or wholesale food establishments. A butcher may be employed by supermarkets, grocery stores, butcher shops and fish markets or may be self-employed. An ancient trade, whose duties may date back to the domestication of livestock, butchers formed guilds in England as far back as 1272. Today, many jurisdictions offer trade certifications for butchers. Some areas expect a three-year apprenticeship followed by the option of becoming a master butcher.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
booch′ėr, n. one whose business is to slaughter animals for food: one who delights in bloody deeds.—v.t. to slaughter animals for food: to put to a bloody death, to kill cruelly: (fig.) to spoil anything, as a bad actor or the like.—ns. Butch′er-bird, a shrike; Butch′ering, Butch′ing, the act of killing for food, or cruelly.—adv. Butch′erly, butcher-like, cruel, murderous.—ns. Butch′er-meat, Butch′er's-meat, the flesh of animals slaughtered by butchers, as distinguished from fish, fowls, and game; Butch′er's-broom, a genus of plants of the lily order, the common one being an evergreen shrub, a bunch of which is used by butchers for sweeping their blocks; Butch′ery, great or cruel slaughter: a slaughter-house or shambles. [O. Fr. bochier, bouchier, one who kills he-goats—boc, a he-goat; allied to Eng. Buck.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Butcher is ranked #1567 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Butcher surname appeared 22,978 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 8 would have the surname Butcher.
84.6% or 19,439 total occurrences were White.
9% or 2,077 total occurrences were Black.
2.8% or 659 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.8% or 432 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.1% or 257 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.4% or 113 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of butcher in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of butcher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Tommy You can take a good look at a T-bone by sticking your head up a bull's ass, but wouldn't you rather take the butcher's word for it
Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there.
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own neccessities but of their advantages.
In order to be able to use animal resources, they needed to have tools in order to cut and butcher.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, cone a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
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Translations for butcher
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- قصاب, جزارArabic
- месар, касапин, убивамBulgarian
- carnissera, carnisserCatalan, Valencian
- porážet, řezníkCzech
- niedermetzeln, Schlachter, Fleischer, Metzger, schlachtenGerman
- σφάζω, μακελεύω, σφαγέας, κατακρεουργώ, χασάπης, σφαγιάζω, καταστρέφωGreek
- carnear, carnicera, matar, carnicero, masacrarSpanish
- odolzale, harakinBasque
- lihakauppias, teurastaa, teurastaja, tuhota, pilata, lihanleikkaaja, leikataFinnish
- bouchère, abattre, boucher, charcuterFrench
- búistéir, feolaireIrish
- feòladairScottish Gaelic
- mozgóárus, leöl, hentes, mészáros, levágHungarian
- tukang daging, menjagal, jagalIndonesian
- rovinare, massacrare, macellaio, macellareItalian
- 屠殺, 肉屋Japanese
- დაკვლა, ყასაბიGeorgian
- serjêker, qesabKurdish
- lanius, macellariusLatin
- miesniece, kaut, miesnieksLatvian
- касапи, касап, коле, колач, месарMacedonian
- biċċier, biċċieraMaltese
- slager, slachten, slachter, beenhouwerDutch
- slakter, slakteNorwegian
- náʼáłʼahNavajo, Navaho
- rzeźnik, rujnować, masakrować, masarzPolish
- talhante, cortar, açougueira, abater, açougueiro, trucidar, talhar, massacrarPortuguese
- bacher, batger, mazlerRomansh
- omorî, măcelar, tăia, măcelăriRomanian
- mesar, месарSerbo-Croatian
- stycka, charkuterist, slakta, slaktare, styckareSwedish
- قصائی, قصابUrdu
- người hàng thịtVietnamese
- miticöpön, mipugan, mitihicöpan, miticöpan, mipugön, mitijicöpanVolapük
- manguinresse, mangon, botchresse, botchîWalloon
- קצבֿים, קצבֿYiddish
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