An example of a butcher is someone who slaughters sheep.
Butcher a project; butchered the language.
An example of butcher is the killing of thousands of people in the Darfur genocide.
The band at that bar really butchered "Hotel California".
Origin of butcher
- Middle English bucher from Old French bouchier from bouc, boc he-goat probably of Celtic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition