- a storeroom for wine and liquor
- Dial. a larder (sense )
- a room in some English colleges where provisions are available to students
Origin of butteryMiddle English boterie, ale cellar, pantry from OFr, 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.