butcher butcher  /ˈbʊ tʃər/


  1. (n) a retailer of meat
  2. (n) a brutal indiscriminate murderer
  3. (n) a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market
  4. (n) someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
  5. (v) kill (animals) usually for food consumption

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  1. It sounds like a recurring nightmare: an armed male intruder breaks into a women's dorm and with a gun and a butcher's knife, binds and gags all the residents.
  2. Omar is a butcher, with sinewy forearms, a black mustache and sad, dark eyes.


  1. Clerk disarms would-be thief

    A would-be convenience store robber wielding a butcher knife was stymied by a fast-moving clerk early Monday morning on Stock Island. The robber apparently didn't expect Tom Thumb clerk Kevens... read more
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Key West Citizen

  2. Mangus well flared-off

    Chesapeake Exploration's Mangus well on Butcher Road was flared-off Sunday after reaching a depth of 800 feet. The rigworkers burn the gas off to prevent it from accumulating and causing an explosion.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Salem News

  3. Thieves used butcher knife, large rock in Monroe County pizzeria robbery

    Two thieves used a butcher knife and a large rock to rob a pizza place in Monroe County overnight.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

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  1. Mirren said she used to take "a bit of cocaine. I loved coke. I never did a lot, just a little bit at parties. But what ended it for me was when they caught Klaus Barbie, the Butcher of Lyon, in the early eighties. He was hiding in South America and...
    on Aug 31, 2008 By: Helen Mirren Source: AFP

  2. "I don't know why Butcher is taking this attitude," Maradona said of the former England defender who is now assistant manager of Scotland. "If people are fine with me, I'll greet them. Let Butcher get on with his life and I'll get on with my...
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: Diego Maradona Source: The Age

  3. As Adam Smith said, "It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest."
    on Jun 16, 2005 By: Adam Smith Source: Scoop.co.nz

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