Someone who butts; someone who butts in.
- to look innocent or demure
Other Word Forms of Butter
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Butter
- look as if butter would not melt in one's mouth
Origin of Butter
From Middle English, from Old English butere (“butter”), from Proto-Germanic *buterô (“butter”) (compare West Frisian buter, Dutch boter, German Butter), from Latin būtȳrum, from Ancient Greek βούτῡρον (boútȳron, “cow cheese”), compound of βοῦς (boûs, “ox, cow”) and τῡρός (tyrós, “cheese”), from Scythian. Compare Avestan (tūiri, “curdled milk, whey”)), from Proto-Indo-European *tuHrós (compare Middle Indic [script?] (tūra, “cheese”), Russian творог (tvoróg, “curds, soft cheese”), Old English þweran (“to churn”), ge-þweor (“curds”)).
Middle English butere from Old English from Latin būtȳrum from Greek boutūron bous cow gwou- in Indo-European roots tūros cheese teuə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
butt + -er
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