Butt - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bʌt|  American pronunciation of the word butt
Brit.  |bʌt|  British pronunciation of the word butt
- thick end of the handle
- the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots
- a victim of ridicule or pranks (syn: goat, laughingstock, stooge)
- the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on (syn: arse, ass, backside, behind, bottom, bum, buttocks, can, fanny, fundament, hindquarters, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rump, seat, stern, tail, tush)
- sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at (syn: target)
- finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking (syn: cigarette, fag)
- a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping
- a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)
- the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking) (syn: stub)
- lie adjacent to another or share a boundary (syn: abut, adjoin, border, edge, march)
- to strike, thrust or shove against (syn: bunt)
- place end to end without overlapping

Examples

This single fact speaks more than butts and tons of declamation.

They were the common butts of every fool's arrow.

The enraged Billy butted and butted against the door until he was tired.

a baby's soft little butt

he deserves a good kick in the butt

He butted his sister out of the way

The goat butted the hiker with his horns

The frames must be butted at the joints

He flicked his cigarette butt out the window.

They blamed the disaster on a worker who dropped a burning cigarette butt.

When someone else is talking, don't butt in (to their conversation), it's rude.

Never butt in on anyone else's quarrel.

He lit one cigarette from the butt of another and dragged at it nervously.

Paul quickly became the butt of everyone's jokes.

Kevin, get your butt over here!

Phrasal verbs

butt in  — break into a conversation

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: butt
he/she/it: butts
present participle: butting
past tense: butted
past participle: butted
noun
singular: butt
plural: butts
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