Butchery meaning

bo͝ochə-rē
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(now chiefly brit.) A place where animals are killed for meat; slaughterhouse.
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The trade of a butcher.
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(chiefly british) A slaughterhouse.
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Something botched; a bungle.
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The work or business of a butcher.
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Brutal bloodshed or slaughter.
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The act or result of botching.
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The cruel, ruthless killings of humans, as at a slaughterhouse.
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(rare) An abattoir, a slaughterhouse.
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The butchering of meat.
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A disastrous effort, an atrocious failure.
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(slang) The stereotypical behaviors and accoutrements of being a butch lesbian.
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Wanton or cruel killing; carnage.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
butchery
Plural:
butcheries

Origin of butchery

  • From Middle English bocherie, from Old French. See butcher for more.

    From Wiktionary

  • butch +‎ -ery

    From Wiktionary