buttery[but′ər ē, but′rē]
- a storeroom for wine and liquor
- Dialectal a larder (sense )
- a room in some English colleges where students may buy provisions
Origin of butteryMiddle English boterie, ale cellar, pantry ; from Old French storage room for casks ; from Medieval Latin buteria: see butt
- like butter, as in consistency
- containing or spread with butter
- inclined to flattery; adulatory
- Containing or spread with butter.
- Like or resembling butter.
- Marked by effusive and insincere flattery.
- A room in which liquors are stored.
- Chiefly British A place in colleges and universities where students may buy provisions.
Origin of butteryMiddle English buttrie, from Anglo-Norman buterie, alteration of botelerie, from Old French botele, bottle; see bottle.
- A room for keeping food or beverages; a storeroom.
- (UK) A room in a university where snacks are sold.
From Old French boterie, from Late Latin botāria, from a variant form of butta (“cask, bottle”). The form was probably influenced by butter.
(comparative butterier, superlative butteriest)
From butter + -y.