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butt

noun  /bʌt/ us  

butt noun (THICK END)

[C] the thick end of something, esp. a rifle (= type of gun)

butt noun (CIGARETTE)

[C] the part of a cigarette that is left after smoking

butt noun (BOTTOM)

[C] slang a person’s bottom

butt noun (PERSON)

[C usually sing] a person who is joked about or laughed at: He was fed up with being the butt of their jokes.

butt

verb [I/T]  /bʌt/ us  

butt verb [I/T] (HIT)

to hit the head hard against something, or to have the heads of two people or animals hit against each other: [T] fig. She often butted heads with school officials in disagreements over her teaching methods.
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Translations of “butt”
in Spanish culata…
in French mégot…
in German der Stummel…
in Chinese (Traditional) 香煙, 煙蒂,煙頭…
in Russian задница, окурок, приклад…
in Turkish kıç, popo, izmarit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 香烟, 烟蒂,烟头…
in Polish tyłek, pet, kolba…
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