butcher


butcher
butcher [booch′ər]
n.
[ME bocher < OFr bochier, bouchier, one who kills and sells he-goats < bouc, he-goat < Frank * bukk, akin to OE bucca: see BUCK1]
1. a person whose work is killing animals or dressing their carcasses for meat
2. a person who cuts up meat for sale
3. anyone who kills as if slaughtering animals
4. [Old Informal] a person who sells candy, drinks, etc. in theaters, trains, circuses, etc.
vt.
1. to kill or dress (animals) for meat
2. to kill (people, game, etc.) brutally, senselessly, or in large numbers; slaughter
3. to mess up; botch
butcherer
n.
butcherly
adj.

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