The definition of a butcher is someone who kills animals or cuts up the bodies of dead animals to be sold as meat.(noun)
An example of a butcher is someone who slaughters sheep.
Butcher is defined as to kill animals or prepare dead animals for meat or to kill large numbers of people without feeling.(verb)
An example of butcher is the killing of thousands of people in the Darfur genocide.
See butcher in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME bocher < OFr bochier, bouchier, one who kills and sells he-goats < bouc, he-goat < Frank *bukk, akin to OE bucca: see buck
See butcher in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English bucher
Origin: , from Old French bouchier
Origin: , from bouc, boc, he-goat
Origin: , probably of Celtic origin.
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