Meaning of BUTT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ bʌt ]

( butts, butting, butted)


Someone’s butt is their bottom. ( AM INFORMAL )

Frieda grinned, pinching him on the butt.



The butt or the butt end of a weapon or tool is the thick end of its handle.

Troops used tear gas and rifle butts to break up the protests...

N-COUNT : oft n N , N of n


The butt of a cigarette or cigar is the small part of it that is left when someone has finished smoking it.

= stub

N-COUNT : oft n N , N of n


A butt is a large barrel used for collecting or storing liquid.

N-COUNT : usu with supp


If someone or something is the butt of jokes or criticism, people often make fun of them or criticize them.

He is still the butt of cruel jokes about his humble origins.

= target

N-SING : usu the N of n


If a person or animal butts you, they hit you with the top of their head.

Lawrence kept on butting me but the referee did not warn him.

VERB : V n , also V n prep


see also head-butt , water butt

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