butt1 [bʌt] n
1¦(part of your body)¦
3 be the butt of something
5 get your butt in/out/over etc
6 work/play etc your butt off
8¦(hitting with your head)¦
[Sense: 1-2, 4-6; Date: 1400-1500; Origin: Origin unknown.]
[Sense: 3; Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: but 'target, goal, end']
[Sense: 7; Date: 1400-1500; : Old French; Origin: botte]
[Sense: 8; Date: 1500-1600; Origin: BUTT2]
AmE informal the part of your body that you sit on
= ↑buttocks
a baby's soft little butt
be a pain in the butt atpain1 (3)
the end of a cigarette after most of it has been smoked
3.) be the butt of sth
to be the person or thing that other people often make jokes about
Paul quickly became the butt of everyone's jokes.
4.) ¦(GUN)¦
the thick end of the handle of a gun
a rifle butt
5.) get your butt in/out/over etc
AmE spoken used to rudely tell someone to go somewhere or do something
Kevin, get your butt over here!
6.) AmE spoken work/play etc your butt off
to work, play etc very hard
I worked my butt off in college.
BrE a large round container for collecting or storing liquids
a rainwater butt
the act of hitting someone with your head
butt 2
butt2 v [I and T]
[Date: 1400-1500; : Old French; Origin: boter 'to push']
1.) to hit or push against something or someone with your head
2.) if an animal butts someone, it hits them with its horns
butt in phr v
1.) to interrupt a conversation rudely
Stop butting in!
2.) to become involved in a private situation that does not concern you
butt in on
They don't want outsiders butting in on their decision-making.
butt out phr v
used to tell someone rudely that you do not want them to be involved in a conversation or situation
This has nothing to do with you, so just butt out!

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Butt — steht für: die Arten der zwei Plattfischfamilien Butte und Steinbutte die Flunder aus der Plattfischfamilie der Schollen SRB Butt, ein Seenotrettungsboot der Deutschen Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger Butt (Schiff), ein Landungsboot der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • butt — butt; butt·er rigged; butt·gen·bach·ite; butt·ing; butt·in·sky; gar·butt; scut·tle·butt; tar·butt·ite; …   English syllables

  • Butt — Butt, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Butted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Butting}.] [OE. butten, OF. boter to push, F. bouter. See {Butt} an end, and cf. {Boutade}.] 1. To join at the butt, end, or outward extremity; to terminate; to be bounded; to abut. [Written… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Butt — is a name which since the 17th Century had been very popular in Devonshire and Cornwall and has been spelled variously as Butts, Butson and Butting, the latter two meaning son of But . It is a topographical name, derived from the Middle English… …   Surnames reference

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  • butt — Ⅰ. butt [1] ► VERB 1) hit with the head or horns. 2) (butt in) interrupt or intrude on a conversation or activity. 3) (butt out) N. Amer. informal stop interfering. ► NOUN ▪ a rough …   English terms dictionary

  • Butt — Butt, n. [F. botte, boute, LL. butta. Cf. {Bottle} a hollow vessel.] A large cask or vessel for wine or beer. It contains two hogsheads. [1913 Webster] Note: A wine butt contains 126 wine gallons (= 105 imperial gallons, nearly); a beer butt 108… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butt — bụtt 〈Adj.; nddt.〉 1. stumpf 2. kurz u. dick 3. unansehnlich klein 4. 〈fig.〉 stumpfsinnig, dumm [wohl zu ahd. bozzan „schlagen“; → Amboss] * * * Bụtt, der; [e]s, e [aus dem Niederd., zu: butt = stumpf, plump]: ↑ Scholle (4). * * * Butt …   Universal-Lexikon

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