Origin of butchprobably after Butch, nickname for a boy, contr. from uncertain or unknown; perhaps butcher
- Slang a tough or rugged man or boy: used chiefly in direct address
- Slang a woman, esp. a lesbian, whose appearance, manner, etc. is that which is traditionally regarded as masculine
- Informal buzz cut
- Slang One who is butch.
- A haircut in which the hair is cropped close to the head.
Origin of butchProbably from the male nickname Butch
(comparative butcher or more butch, superlative butchest or most butch)
Originally it was probably used as an abbreviation of butcher. Later, in the 1940s, the sense "aggressive lesbian" was developed.
- A male nickname