butch

butch "tough youth," 1902, first attested in nickname of outlaw George Cassidy, probably an abbreviation of butcher. Sense of "aggressive lesbian" is 1940s.

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  • butch — butch·er·er; butch·er·less; butch·er·ly; butch·ery; butch; butch·er; …   English syllables

  • Butch — Жанр альтернативный рок, поп рок Годы 2001 2007 Страна …   Википедия

  • butch — [butʃ] adj informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Butch name given to men or boys who behave as if wanting to fight, probably from butcher] 1.) a woman who is butch looks, behaves, or dresses like a man 2.) a man who is butch seems big and strong,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • butch — [bʊtʃ] <indekl. Adj.> [engl. amerik. butch, H. u.] (Jargon): Homosexueller mit ausgeprägt männlichem Aussehen: Der Trend, sich so »butch« (maskulin) wie möglich zu geben (Don 5, 1979, 50) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • butch — [ butʃ ] adjective INFORMAL someone who is butch dresses and behaves in a way that is considered typical of a man. This word is often used to refer to gay men or gay women and is sometimes considered offensive. ─ opposite EFFEMINATE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • butch — [booch] adj. [prob. after Butch, nickname for a boy, contr. < ? BUTCHER ] ☆ Slang masculine in appearance, manner, etc.: sometimes used specif. of a lesbian n. ☆ 1. Slang a tough or rugged man or boy: used chiefly in direct address 2. Informal …   English World dictionary

  • butch´er|er — butch|er «BUCH uhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. a person who cuts up and sells meat. 2. a person whose work is killing animals for food. SYNONYM(S): slaughterer. 3. Figurative. a brutal killer; murderer: »O pardon me…that I am meek and gentle with these… …   Useful english dictionary

  • butch|er — «BUCH uhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. a person who cuts up and sells meat. 2. a person whose work is killing animals for food. SYNONYM(S): slaughterer. 3. Figurative. a brutal killer; murderer: »O pardon me…that I am meek and gentle with these butchers… …   Useful english dictionary

  • butch — utch n. a lesbian who is noticeably masculine. Syn: dyke. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butch — utch (b[.u]ch), adj. 1. markedly masculine in appearance or manner; used of men. Syn: macho. [WordNet 1.5] 2. same as {lesbian}. [pejorative] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butch — 〈[bụtʃ] Adj.; undekl.; umg.〉 von markant maskulinem Äußeren od. mit bes. maskulinen Attributen ausgestattet [Etym.: engl., »maskulin«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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