A haircut in which the hair is cropped close to the head.
(slang) Masculine in appearance, manner, etc.
Exhibiting stereotypically masculine appearance or behavior. Used especially of lesbians and gay men.
(slang) One who is butch.
(slang) A tough or rugged man or boy.
(slang) A woman, esp. a lesbian, whose appearance, manner, etc. is that which is traditionally regarded as masculine.
Origin of butch
- Probably from the male nickname Butch
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Originally it was probably used as an abbreviation of butcher. Later, in the 1940s, the sense "aggressive lesbian" was developed.