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butt

noun uk   /bʌt/ us  

butt noun (CIGARETTE)

[C] the part of a finished cigarette that has not been smoked

butt noun (BOTTOM)

C1 [C] mainly US slang for bottom: She told him to get off his butt and do something useful.

butt noun (GUN)

[C] the thick end of a rifle (= gun) handle: They struck him with their rifle butts.

butt noun (PERSON)

be the butt of sb's jokes to be a person who is joked about or laughed at: He was sick of being the butt of their jokes.

butt noun (CONTAINER)

[C] UK a large container used to store liquids: a rain/water butt

butt

verb [I or T] uk   /bʌt/ us  
to hit something or someone hard with the head or the horns
Phrasal verbs
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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