Meaning of BUTT in English

BUTT

/ bʌt; NAmE / verb , noun

■ verb [ vn ]

1.

to hit or push sb/sth hard with your head

2.

if an animal butts sb/sth, it hits them or it hard with its horns and head

PHRASAL VERBS

- butt in (on sb/sth)

- butt out

■ noun

1.

the thick end of a weapon or tool :

a rifle butt

2.

the part of a cigarette or cigar that is left after it has been smoked

3.

( BrE ) a large round container for storing or collecting liquids :

a water butt

4.

( informal , especially NAmE ) the part of the body that you sit on

SYN buttocks :

Get off your butt and do some work!

Get your butt over here! (= Come here!)

5.

the act of hitting sb with your head :

a butt from his head

—see also headbutt

IDIOMS

- be the butt of sth

—more at pain noun

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WORD ORIGIN

verb and noun sense 5 Middle English : from Old French boter , of Germanic origin.

to be the butt of sth. Middle English (originally referring to an archery target or range): from Old French but , of unknown origin; perhaps influenced by French butte rising ground.

noun senses 1 to 2 and noun sense 4 late Middle English : apparently related to Dutch bot stumpy, also to buttock .

noun sense 3 late Middle English : from Old French bot , from late Latin buttis .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.