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Definitions of butcher

  1. To kill or slaughter (animals) for food, or for market; as, to butcher hogs. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To murder, or kill, especially in an unusually bloody or barbarous manner. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To kill for food; to murder in a horrible and cruel manner; to botch. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To slaughter animals for food: to put to a bloody death, to kill cruelly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To slaughter; kill cruelly; massacre. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To slaughter (animals) for market; kill (men) barbarously. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To slaughter animals for food; to murder with cruelty; to slaughter inhumanly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To kill or slaughter animals for food; to murder with unusual cruelty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a brutal indiscriminate murderer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a retailer of meat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. One who slaughters animals, or dresses their flesh for market; one whose occupation it is to kill animals for food. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A slaughterer; one who kills in large numbers, or with unusual cruelty; one who causes needless loss of life, as in battle. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. One who kills animals to sell for food; sometimes, a cruel and bloody murderer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. One whose business is to slaughter animals for food: one who delights in bloody deeds. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. One who slaughters animals for food. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. One who slaughters animals or deals in meats. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A bloody or cruel murderer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. One whose business is to slaughter animals for food; one who delights in slaughter or deeds of blood. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. One who slaughters animals for food; one who cuts up and sells meat or flesh; a cruel man; one who delights in blood. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for butcher

  1. " We must all live," pleaded good Mr. Engelman; " the parson must pay the butcher and the baker, like the rest of us." – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  2. His father, a butcher in good circumstances, sent the boy to a school in which English, instead of Latin, was the medium of instruction. – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
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