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"butcher" in American English

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butchernoun [C]

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

butcherverb [T]

 us   /ˈbʊtʃ·ər/
to ​killanimals and ​prepare them to be ​sold as ​meat To butcher is also to ​killpeople in a ​cruel way.
(Definition of butcher from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"butcher" in British English

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butchernoun [C]

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

B1 a ​person who ​sellsmeat 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   //
(Definition of butcher from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “butcher”
in Korean 정육점 주인…
in Arabic جَزَّار, قَصَّاب…
in Malaysian penjual daging…
in French boucher/-ère…
in Russian мясник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工作, 肉商,肉販, 肉店,肉鋪…
in Italian macellaio, -a…
in Turkish kasap…
in Polish rzeźni-k/czka…
in Spanish carnicero…
in Vietnamese người hàng thịt…
in Portuguese açougueiro…
in Thai คนชำแหละเนื้อสัตว์…
in German der Fleischer, der Metzger…
in Catalan carnisser, -a…
in Japanese 肉屋…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工作, 肉商,肉贩, 肉店,肉铺…
in Indonesian penjagal…
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