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"butcher" in British English

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butchernoun [C]

uk   /ˈbʊtʃ.ər/  us   /ˈbʊtʃ.ɚ/
  • butcher noun [C] (SHOP)

B1 a person who sells meat in a shop
( also butcher's) a shop where butchers work

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  • butcher noun [C] (MURDER)

someone who murders a lot of people, especially in a cruel way

butcherverb [T]

uk   /ˈbʊtʃ.ər/  us   /ˈbʊtʃ.ɚ/
(Definition of butcher from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"butcher" in American English

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butchernoun [C]

 us   /ˈbʊtʃ·ər/
a person whose job is to kill animals for meat or who prepares and sells meat in a store
A butcher is also a murderer, esp. of a lot of people.

butcherverb [T]

 us   /ˈbʊtʃ·ər/
to kill animals and prepare them to be sold as meat
To butcher is also to kill people in a cruel way.
(Definition of butcher from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“butcher” in British English

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