Slang a person who is constantly butting in or meddling in the affairs of other people
Origin of buttinsky; from butt in (see phrase under butt) + -sky, -ski, suffix in Slavic surnames, used jocularly
nounpl. butt·in·skies also butt·in·skys or butt·in·skis Slang
One who is prone to butting in; a meddler.
Origin of buttinskybutt1 + in1 + -sky, last syllable in many Slavic surnames.
(plural buttinskys or buttinskies)
- (informal, derisive) One who is prone to butt in, interrupt, or get involved where (s)he is not welcome.
- I wish I had never met that nosy buttinsky!