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, fuckup(verb)
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.
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.]
The numerical value of butcher in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of butcher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of butcher in a Sentence
'Butcher' seemed a very appropriate way to get that into the minds of people.
That's a butcher. That's a butcher, so I felt we had to do something about it.
I'm not a good butcher but I've had to learn to carve the joint. People expect a new look.
In order to be able to use animal resources, they needed to have tools in order to cut and butcher.
Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there.
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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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