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bub |bʌb| — (slang, historical) An alcoholic malt liquor, especially beer.
bubble |ˈbʌbl| — a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
bubble-and-squeak |ˈbʌblənˈskwiːk| — (UK, New Zealand) Cabbage and mashed potatoes etc. fried together
bubblehead |ˈbəbəlhed| — A stupid person.
bubbler |ˈbəb(ə)lər| — a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water
bubbly |ˈbʌblɪ| — a white sparkling wine either produced in Champagne or resembling that produced there
bubby — (slang) Alternative spelling of booby: a woman's breast.
bubo |ˈbjuːbəʊ| — a lymph node that is inflamed and swollen because of plague or gonorrhea or tuberculosis
bubonic |bjuːˈbɑːnɪk| — of or evidencing buboes
bubonocele |bjuːˈbɑːnəˌsiːl| — (medicine) An inguinal hernia, especially of the incomplete variety in which the hernial pouch descends only as far as the groin, forming a swelling there like a bubo.
bubs |bʌbz| — plural form of bub
buccaneer |ˌbʌkəˈnɪr| — someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation
buccinator |ˈbʌksəneɪtər| — a thin broad muscle forming the wall of the cheek.
buck |bʌk| — a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting
buck up |bʌk ʌp| — gain courage
bucket |ˈbʌkɪt| — a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top
bucket-shop |ˈbʌkɪtʃɒp| — (pejorative, finance) A stockbroking firm which sells stock to clients when it has an undisclosed relationship with that company or its owners.
bucketful |ˈbʌkətfəl| — the quantity contained in a bucket
bucketshop — Alternative spelling of bucket shop.
buckeye |ˈbʌkaɪ| — the inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnut
buckhorn |ˈbəkˌhɔːrn| — A horn of a buck.
bucking |ˈbʌkɪŋ| — Present participle of buck.
buckish |ˈbʌkɪʃ| — (archaic) Like a dandy; foppish; swellish.
buckle |ˈbʌkl| — fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong
buckler |ˈbək(ə)lər| — armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
buckling |ˈbʌkəlɪŋ| — (geology) A folding into hills and valleys.
bucko |ˈbəkəʊ| — Buckaroo.
buckram |ˈbʌkrəm| — a coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue; used in bookbinding and to stiffen clothing
bucksaw |ˈbʌkˌsɔː| — a saw that is set in a frame in the shape of an H; used with both hands to cut wood that is held in a sawbuck
buckshee |bʌkˈʃiː| — free of charge
buckshot |ˈbʌkʃɑːt| — small lead shot for shotgun shells
buckskin |ˈbʌkskɪn| — horse of a light yellowish dun color with dark mane and tail
buckthorn |ˈbəkˌθɔːrn| — a shrub or shrubby tree of the genus Rhamnus; fruits are source of yellow dyes or pigments
buckwheat |ˈbʌkwiːt| — a member of the genus Fagopyrum; annual Asian plant with clusters of small pinkish white flowers and small edible triangular seeds which are used whole or ground into flour
buckyball |ˈbʌkɪbɔːl| — a spheroidal fullerene; the first known example of a fullerene
bucolic |bjuːˈkɑːlɪk| — a country person
bud |bʌd| — a partially opened flower
Buddha |ˈbʊdə| — founder of Buddhism (c 563-483 BC)
buddhism |ˈbʊdɪzəm| — a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha
Buddhist |ˈbʊdɪst| — one who follows the teachings of Buddha
buddhistic |bʊˈdɪstɪk| — of or relating to or supporting Buddhism
budding |ˈbʌdɪŋ| — reproduction of some unicellular organisms (such as yeasts) by growth and specialization followed by the separation by constriction of a part of the parent
buddy |ˈbʌdɪ| — a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
budge |bʌdʒ| — United States tennis player who in 1938 was the first to win the Australian and French and English and United States singles championship in the same year (1915-2000)
budget |ˈbʌdʒɪt| — a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose
budgetary |ˈbʌdʒɪterɪ| — of or relating to a budget
buff |bʌf| — an ardent follower and admirer
buffalo |ˈbʌfələʊ| — large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains
buffer |ˈbʌfər| — (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
buffet |bəˈfeɪ| — a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
buffo |ˈbuːfəʊ| — (music) A comic singer, particularly in comic opera
buffoon |bəˈfuːn| — a rude or vulgar fool
buffoonery |bəˈfuːnərɪ| — acting like a clown or buffoon
bug |bʌɡ| — general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate
bug-hunter |ˈbʌɡ hʌntər| — a zoologist who studies insects
bugaboo |ˈbʌɡəbuː| — an imaginary monster used to frighten children
bugbear |ˈbʌɡber| — an imaginary monster used to frighten children
bugger |ˈbʌɡər| — someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)
bugger off |ˈbʌɡər ˈɒf| — leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form
buggery |ˈbʌɡərɪ| — intercourse via the anus, committed by a man with a man or woman
buggy |ˈbʌɡɪ| — a small lightweight carriage; drawn by a single horse
bughouse |ˈbəɡˌhaʊs| — (US, slang) A flea-infested hotel, lodging-house etc.
bugle |ˈbjuːɡl| — a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares
bugler |ˈbjuːɡlər| — someone who plays a bugle
buglet |ˈbjuːɡlɪt| — (computing, informal) A minor bug in a program.
bugs |ˈbəɡz| — plural form of bug
buhl |ˈbjuːl| — an inlaid furniture decoration; tortoiseshell and yellow and white metal form scrolls in cabinetwork
build |bɪld| — constitution of the human body
build in |ˈbɪld ɪn| — make something an integral part of something else
build on |ˈbɪld ɑːn| — be based on; of theories and claims, for example
build up |ˈbɪld ʌp| — enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages
build-up |ˈbɪld ʌp| — (intransitive, idiomatic) To accumulate, to pile up, to increase in stages.
builder |ˈbɪldər| — a substance added to soaps or detergents to increase their cleansing action
building |ˈbɪldɪŋ| — a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
building-society |ˈbɪldɪŋ səˌsaɪətɪ| — (UK, banking) A type of financial institution which traditionally was based on lending money (as mortgages) to society members to buy houses, from other members pooled savings and/or money borrowed wholesale.
buildup |ˈbɪldˌʌp| — the act of building up an accumulation
built |bɪlt| — (used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness
built-in |ˈbɪlt ˈˌɪn| — existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
built-up |ˈbɪlt ˈˌəp| — peopled with settlers
bulb |bʌlb| — a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure
bulbaceous |bəlˈbeɪʃəs| — producing or growing from bulbs
bulbil |ˈbəlbəl| — small bulb or bulb-shaped growth arising from the leaf axil or in the place of flowers
bulbous |ˈbʌlbəs| — shaped like a bulb
Bulgarian |bʌlˈɡerɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Bulgaria
bulge |bʌldʒ| — something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
bulging |ˈbʌldʒɪŋ| — curving outward
bulgy — curving outward
bulimia |bʊˈlɪmɪə| — a disorder of eating seen among young women who go on eating binges and then feel guilt and depression and self-condemnation
bulimy |ˈbjuːlɪmɪ| — Archaic form of bulimia.
bulk |bʌlk| — the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
bulkhead |ˈbʌlkhed| — a partition that divides a ship or plane into compartments
bulky |ˈbʌlkɪ| — of large size for its weight
bull |bʊl| — uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
bull's-eye |ˈbʊlz aɪ| — a lantern with a single opening and a sliding panel that can be closed to conceal the light
bulla |ˈbʊlə| — (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
bulldog |ˈbʊldɔːɡ| — a sturdy thickset short-haired breed with a large head and strong undershot lower jaw; developed originally in England for bull baiting
bulldoze |ˈbʊldəʊz| — flatten with or as if with a bulldozer
bulldozer |ˈbʊldəʊzər| — large powerful tractor; a large blade in front flattens areas of ground
bullet |ˈbʊlɪt| — a projectile that is fired from a gun
bullet-proof |ˈbʊlɪtpruːf| — Alternative spelling of bulletproof. (Capable of withstanding a direct shot, reliable, or unbreakable).
bulletin |ˈbʊlətɪn| — a brief report (especially an official statement issued for immediate publication or broadcast)
bulletproof |ˈbʊlɪtpruːf| — make bulletproof
bullfight |ˈbʊlfaɪt| — a Spanish or Portuguese or Latin American spectacle; a matador baits and (usually) kills a bull in an arena before many spectators
bullfighter |ˈbʊlˌfaɪtər| — someone who fights bulls
bullfighting |ˈbʊlfaɪtɪŋ| — the activity at a bullfight
bullfinch |ˈbʊlfɪntʃ| — United States architect who designed the Capitol Building in Washington which served as a model for state capitols throughout the United States (1763-1844)
bullhead |ˈbʊlˌhed| — freshwater sculpin with a large flattened bony-plated head with hornlike spines
bullheaded |ˌbʊlˈhedɪd| — obstinate and stupid
bullhorn |ˈbʊlhɔːrn| — a portable loudspeaker with built-in microphone and amplifier
bullion |ˈbʊlɪən| — a mass of precious metal
bullish |ˈbʊlɪʃ| — expecting a rise in prices
bullock |ˈbʊlək| — young bull
bullpen |ˈbʊlpen| — a place on a baseball field where relief pitchers can warm up during a game
bullring |ˈbʊlrɪŋ| — a stadium where bullfights take place
bullshit |ˈbʊlʃɪt| — obscene words for unacceptable behavior
bully |ˈbʊlɪ| — a cruel and brutal fellow
bullying |ˈbʊlɪɪŋ| — the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
bullyrag |ˈbʊliːˌræɡ| — be bossy towards
bulrush |ˈbʊlrʌʃ| — tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa
bulwark |ˈbʊlwɜːrk| — an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
bum |bʌm| — a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
bumbailiff — (UK, obsolete) A bound bailiff.
bumbershoot |ˈbʌmbəʃuːt| — (dated, humorous) An umbrella.
bumble |ˈbʌmbl| — make a mess of, destroy or ruin
bumble-bee |ˈbʌmbəlˌbiː| — Alternative spelling of bumblebee.
bumblebee |ˈbʌmblbiː| — robust hairy social bee of temperate regions
bumbledom |ˈbʊmbldəm| — bureaucracy; mannerisms characteristic of pompous, arrogant or pretentious officials.
bumbling |ˈbʌmblɪŋ| — lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
bumbo |ˈbʌmbəʊ| — A drink made from rum, water, sugar, and nutmeg.
bumboat |ˈbʌmbəʊt| — a small boat that ferries supplies and commodities for sale to a larger ship at anchor
bumf |bʌmf| — reading materials (documents, written information) that you must read and deal with but that you think are extremely boring
bummer |ˈbʌmər| — an experience that is irritating or frustrating or disappointing
bump |bʌmp| — a lump on the body caused by a blow
bump off |ˈbəmp ˈɒf| — kill intentionally and with premeditation
bumper |ˈbʌmpər| — a glass filled to the brim (especially as a toast)
bumph |bʌmf| — reading materials (documents, written information) that you must read and deal with but that you think are extremely boring
bumpkin |ˈbʌmpkɪn| — a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
bumptious |ˈbʌmpʃəs| — offensively self-assertive
bumpy |ˈbʌmpɪ| — covered with or full of bumps
bun |bʌn| — small rounded bread either plain or sweet
bun-fight — (Briticism) a grand formal party on an important occasion
buna |ˈbuːnə| — made by polymerizing butadiene
bunch |bʌntʃ| — a grouping of a number of similar things
bunchy |ˈbəntʃɪ| — occurring close together in bunches or clusters
bunco |ˈbʌŋkəʊ| — a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
bunco-steerer |ˈbʌŋkəʊˌstɪərə| — (US, slang) A swindler; a cheat or con-man.
buncombe |ˈbʌŋkəm| — unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
bund |bʌnd| — a league or confederacy; especially the confederation of German states.
bunder |ˈbʌndər| — a type of surfboat used in India
bundle |ˈbʌndl| — a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
bundled |ˈbʌndəld| — Simple past tense and past participle of bundle.
bung |bʌŋ| — a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
bungalow |ˈbʌŋɡələʊ| — a small house with a single story
bungle |ˈbʌŋɡl| — an embarrassing mistake
bungler |ˈbʌŋɡlər| — someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
bungling |ˈbʌŋɡəlɪŋ| — showing lack of skill or aptitude
bunion |ˈbʌnjən| — a painful swelling of the bursa of the first joint of the big toe
bunk |bʌŋk| — a long trough for feeding cattle
bunker |ˈbʌŋkər| — a hazard on a golf course
bunko |ˈbʌŋkəʊ| — a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
bunkum |ˈbʌŋkəm| — unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
bunny |ˈbʌnɪ| — a young waitress in a nightclub whose costume includes the tail and ears of a rabbit
bunt |bʌnt| — (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
bunting |ˈbʌntɪŋ| — a loosely woven fabric used for flags, etc.
buoy |bɔɪ| — bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards
buoyage |ˈbuːiːɪdʒ| — (nautical) any of several codes of practice under which buoys of various shapes and colours are used for the same navigational purpose
buoyancy |ˈbɔɪənsɪ| — cheerfulness that bubbles to the surface
buoyant |ˈbɔɪənt| — tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas
bur |ˈbɜː| — seed vessel having hooks or prickles
burberry |ˈbɜːrberɪ| — a lightweight belted raincoat typically made of tan gabardine with a distinctive tartan lining; named for the original manufacturer
burble |ˈbɜːrbl| — flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
burbot |ˈbərbət| — elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
burden |ˈbɜːrdn| — an onerous or difficult concern
burdening |ˈbɜːdənɪŋ| — Present participle of burden.
burdensome |ˈbɜːrdnsəm| — not easily borne; wearing
burdock |ˈbɜːrdɑːk| — any of several erect biennial herbs of temperate Eurasia having stout taproots and producing burs
bureau |ˈbjʊrəʊ| — an administrative unit of government
bureaucracy |bjʊˈrɑːkrəsɪ| — nonelective government officials
bureaucrat |ˈbjʊrəkræt| — an official of a bureaucracy
bureaucratic |ˌbjʊrəˈkrætɪk| — of or relating to or resembling a bureaucrat or bureaucracy
bureaucratism — nonelective government officials
bureaux |ˈbjʊərəʊz| — plural form of bureau
buret — measuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube with a tap at the bottom; used for titration
burette |bjʊˈret| — measuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube with a tap at the bottom; used for titration
burg |bɜːrɡ| — colloquial American term for a town
burgee |ˈbɜːɡɪ| — A broad tapering pennant, often with a swallowtail, flown by merchant ships to identify the vessel and by yachts to identify the yacht club, as well as being the form of the flag of the State of Ohio. (See also, Flag of Ohio).
burgeon |ˈbɜːrdʒən| — grow and flourish
burgeoning |ˈbɜrdʒənɪŋ| — Present participle of burgeon.
burger |ˈbɜːrɡər| — United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by Richard Nixon (1907-1995)
burgess |ˈbərjəs| — English writer of satirical novels (1917-1993)
burgh |ˈbʌrə| — a borough in Scotland
burgher |ˈbɜːrɡər| — a citizen of an English borough
burglar |ˈbɜːrɡlər| — a thief who enters a building with intent to steal
burglarious |bɜːˈɡleərɪəs| — involving or resembling burglary
burglarize |ˈbɜːɡləˌraɪz| — commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
burglary |ˈbɜːrɡlərɪ| — entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property
burgle |ˈbɜːrɡl| — commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
burgomaster |ˈbərɡəˌmastər| — a mayor of a municipality in Germany or Holland or Flanders or Austria
burgoo |bɜːrˈɡuː| — porridge made of rolled oats
burgundy |ˈbɜːrɡəndɪ| — a former province of eastern France that is famous for its wines
burial |ˈberɪəl| — the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
burial-ground |ˈberɪəl ɡraʊnd| — A cemetery or graveyard.
burial-mound |ˈberɪəlmaʊnd| — A mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves.
buried |ˈberɪd| — placed in a grave
burin |ˈbjʊrɪn| — a chisel of tempered steel with a sharp point; used for engraving
burke |ˈbɜːk| — British statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797)
burl |bərl| — the wood cut from a tree burl or outgrowth; often used decoratively in veneer
burlap |ˈbɜːrlæp| — coarse jute fabric
burlesque |bɜːrˈlesk| — a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)
burly |ˈbɜːrlɪ| — muscular and heavily built
Burmese |bɜːrˈmiːz| — a native or inhabitant of Myanmar
burn |bɜːrn| — pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
burn down |ˈbɜːn ˈdaʊn| — burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire
burn out |ˈbɜːn ˈaʊt| — melt, break, or become otherwise unusable
burn up |ˈbɜːn ʌp| — burn brightly
burn-out |ˈbɜːnˈaʊt| — To extinguish due to lack of fuel.
burned |bərnd| — treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point
burner |ˈbɜːrnər| — an apparatus for burning fuel (or refuse)
burning |ˈbɜːrnɪŋ| — the act of burning something
burning-glass |ˈbɜːnɪŋɡlɑːs| — (dated) A magnifying lens, as used to focus sunlight on to an object.
burnish |ˈbɜːrnɪʃ| — the property of being smooth and shiny
burnished |ˈbɜːˌnɪʃt| — made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
burnisher |ˈbɜːrnɪʃər| — A tool used to burnish, for making smooth and shiny by rubbing.
burnishing |ˈbɜːnɪʃɪŋ| — Present participle of burnish.
burnoose — a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one piece; worn by Arabs and Moors
burnous |bɜːrˈnuːs| — a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one piece; worn by Arabs and Moors
burnouse |bɜːˈnuːs| — a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one piece; worn by Arabs and Moors
burnout |ˈbɜːrnaʊt| — Using the throttle to spin the wheels of a vehicle being held stationary, causing the spinning tires to produce smoke and burn rubber.
burnt |bɜːrnt| — ruined by overcooking
burnt-out — exhausted as a result of longtime stress
burp |bɜːrp| — a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth
burqa |ˈbɜːkə| — a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan
burr |bɜːr| — seed vessel having hooks or prickles
burro |ˈbɜːrəʊ| — small donkey used as a pack animal
burrock |ˈbɜːrɒk| — A small weir or dam in a river to direct the stream to gaps where fish traps are placed.
burrow |ˈbɜːrəʊ| — a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
bursa |ˈbɜːrsə| — a city in northwestern Turkey
bursar |ˈbɜːrsər| — the treasurer at a college or university
bursary |ˈbɜːrsərɪ| — the treasury of a public institution or religious order
burse |bərs| — A fund or foundation for the maintenance of the needy scholars in their studies.
burst |bɜːrst| — the act of exploding or bursting
burst out |ˈbɜːst ˈaʊt| — give sudden release to an expression
burster |ˈbərstər| — a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
bursting |ˈbɜːstɪŋ| — (often followed by "to go to...") Urgently needing to urinate.
burthen |ˈbɜːð(ə)n| — a variant of `burden'
burton |ˈbɜːrtn| — English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
bury |ˈberɪ| — cover from sight
bus |bʌs| — a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
busby |ˈbʌzbɪ| — tall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions
bush |bʊʃ| — a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
bush-telegraph |ˈbʊʃˈtelɪɡrɑːf| — Alternative spelling of bush telegraph.
bushed |bʊʃt| — very tired
bushel |ˈbʊʃl| — a United States dry measure equal to 4 pecks or 2152.42 cubic inches
bushhammer — Alternative form of bush hammer.
bushing |bʊʃɪŋ| — an insulating liner in an opening through which conductors pass
Bushman |ˈbʊʃmən| — nomadic hunters and gatherers who live in southern Africa
bushranger |ˈbʊʃreɪndʒər| — (Australia, historical) A convict or outlaw who escapes to the bush to avoid capture; a roving bandit who lives in the bush.
bushwa |ˈbʊʃwɑː| — Alternative form of bushwah.
bushwhack |ˈbʊʃwæk| — wait in hiding to attack
bushwhacker |ˈbʊʃwækər| — a disparaging term for an unsophisticated person
bushy |bʊʃɪ| — used of hair; thick and poorly groomed
busily |ˈbɪzɪlɪ| — in a busy manner
business |ˈbɪznəs| — a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
businesslike |ˈbɪznəslaɪk| — exhibiting methodical and systematic characteristics that would be useful in business
businessman |ˈbɪznəsmæn| — a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
busk |bʌsk| — play music in a public place and solicit money for it
busker |ˈbʌskər| — a person who entertains people for money in public places (as by singing or dancing), usually while asking for money
buskin |ˈbʌskɪn| — a boot reaching halfway up to the knee
busman |ˈbəsmən| — someone who drives a bus
buss |bəs| — the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
bust |bʌst| — a complete failure
bust up |ˈbəst ʌp| — smash or break forcefully
bustard |ˈbʌstərd| — large heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial game bird capable of powerful swift flight; classified with wading birds but frequents grassy steppes
buster |ˈbʌstər| — an informal form of address for a man
bustle |ˈbʌsl| — a rapid active commotion
bustling |ˈbʌsəlɪŋ| — full of energetic and noisy activity
busty |ˈbʌstɪ| — (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves
busy |ˈbɪzɪ| — keep busy with
busy-body |ˈbɪzɪˌbɒdɪ| — Alternative spelling of busybody.
busybody |ˈbɪzɪbɑːdɪ| — a person who meddles in the affairs of others
busyness |ˈbɪziːnɪs| — the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity
busywork |ˈbɪzɪwɜːrk| — active work of little value
but |bət| — and nothing more
butadiene |ˌbjuːtəˈdaɪiːn| — a gaseous hydrocarbon C4H6; used in making synthetic rubbers
butane |ˈbjuːteɪn| — occurs in natural gas; used in the manufacture of rubber and fuels
butch |bʊtʃ| — (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
butcher |ˈbʊtʃər| — a retailer of meat
butcher-bird |ˈbʊtʃəbɜːd| — Alternative spelling of butcherbird.
butcherly |ˈbʊtʃərliː| — poorly done
butchery |ˈbʊtʃərɪ| — a building where animals are butchered
butler |ˈbʌtlər| — a manservant (usually the head servant of a household) who has charge of wines and the table
butt |bʌt| — thick end of the handle
butt in |ˈbət ɪn| — break into a conversation
butt-joint |ˈbʌtdʒɔɪnt| — (construction) A joint formed by adjacent, separate section of material, such as where two neighboring pieces of insulation abut.
butter |ˈbʌtər| — an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use
butter-dish |ˈbʌtədɪʃ| — A specialised dish in which butter is served. It would normally have a base with a separate fitting lid with its own handle.
butter-fingers |ˈbʌtəˌfɪŋɡəz| — (idiomatic) A clumsy person who always drops things, a klutz.
buttercup |ˈbʌtərkʌp| — any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus
butterfingers |ˈbʌtərfɪŋɡərz| — someone who drops things (especially one who cannot catch a ball)
butterfly |ˈbʌtərflaɪ| — diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
buttermilk |ˈbʌtərmɪlk| — residue from making butter from sour raw milk; or pasteurized milk curdled by adding a culture
butternut |ˈbʌtərnʌt| — North American walnut tree having light-brown wood and edible nuts; source of a light-brown dye
butterscotch |ˈbʌtərskɑːtʃ| — a hard brittle candy made with butter and brown sugar
buttery |ˈbʌtərɪ| — a small storeroom for storing foods or wines
butting |ˈbʌtɪŋ| — Present participle of butt.
buttock |ˈbʌtək| — either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump
buttocks |ˈbʌtəks| — the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
button |ˈbʌtn| — a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes
button up |ˈbʌtən ʌp| — refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent
buttonhole |ˈbʌtnhəʊl| — a hole through which buttons are pushed
buttonhook |ˈbʌtənhʊk| — a hook for pulling a button through a buttonhole
buttons |ˈbətnz| — plural form of button
buttress |ˈbʌtrəs| — a support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of a building
butts |ˈbəts| — plural form of butt
butty |ˈbʌtɪ| — a sandwich
butyl |ˈbjuːtəl| — a hydrocarbon radical (C4H9)
butyric |bjuːˈtɪrɪk| — relating to or producing butyric acid
buxom |ˈbʌksəm| — (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves
buy |baɪ| — an advantageous purchase
buy in |ˈbaɪ ɪn| — amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use
buy off |ˈbaɪ ˈɒf| — pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor
buy out |ˈbaɪ ˈaʊt| — take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
buy up |ˈbaɪ ʌp| — take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
buyer |ˈbaɪər| — a person who buys
buying |ˈbaɪɪŋ| — the act of buying
buyout |ˈbaɪaʊt| — acquisition of a company by purchasing a controlling percentage of its stock
buz |bʌz| — Obsolete form of buzz.
buzz |bʌz| — sound of rapid vibration
buzz off |ˈbəz ˈɒf| — leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form
buzz-bomb |ˈbʌzbɒm| — any small, jet-propelled flying missile that carries a bomb
buzzard |ˈbʌzərd| — a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States
buzzer |ˈbʌzər| — a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
buzzword |ˈbʌzwɜːrd| — stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition