- a person whose work is killing animals or dressing their carcasses for meat
- a person who cuts up meat for sale
- anyone who kills as if slaughtering animals
- ☆ Informal a person who sells candy, drinks, etc. in theaters, trains, circuses, etc.
ME bocher < OFr bochier, bouchier, one who kills and sells he-goats < bouc, he-goat < Frank *bukk, akin to OE bucca: see buck