Meaning of “butt” in the English Dictionary

"butt" in British English

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uk /bʌt/ us /bʌt/

buttverb [ I or T ]

uk /bʌt/ us /bʌt/

(Definition of “butt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"butt" in American English

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us /bʌt/

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.

buttverb [ I/T ]

us /bʌt/

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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(Definition of “butt” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)