Associations to the word «Butcher»

Wiktionary

BUTCHER, noun. A person who prepares and sells meat (and sometimes also slaughters the animals).
BUTCHER, noun. (by extension) A brutal or indiscriminate killer.
BUTCHER, noun. (Cockney rhyming slang) (from butcher's hook) A look.
BUTCHER, noun. (informal) (obsolete) A person who sells candy, drinks, etc. in theatres, trains, circuses, etc.
BUTCHER, verb. (transitive) To slaughter (animals) and prepare (meat) for market.
BUTCHER, verb. (transitive) To kill brutally.
BUTCHER, verb. (transitive) To ruin (something), often to the point of defamation.
BUTCHER, proper noun. An occupational surname​ for a butcher.
BUTCHER BIRD, noun. Alternative spelling of butcherbird
BUTCHER BIRDS, noun. Plural of butcher bird
BUTCHER BLOCK, noun.  A style of assembled wood (often sugar maple, teak, or walnut) used as heavy duty chopping blocks, table tops, and cutting boards.
BUTCHER BLOCKS, noun. Plural of butcher block
BUTCHER KNIFE, noun. Alternative spelling of butchers' knife
BUTCHER PAPER, noun. A kind of kraft paper, originally sold to butchers for wrapping meat and fish, and now used for arts and crafts in primary education.

Dictionary definition

BUTCHER, noun. A retailer of meat.
BUTCHER, noun. A brutal indiscriminate murderer.
BUTCHER, noun. A person who slaughters or dresses meat for market.
BUTCHER, noun. Someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence.
BUTCHER, verb. Kill (animals) usually for food consumption; "They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter".

Wise words

Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.
Arabian Proverb