Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “butt”

See all translations

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…
(Definition of butt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of butt?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “butt” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More