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butcher - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'butcher' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Butcher [ n.]
- One who slaughters animals, or dresses their flesh for market; one whose occupation it is to kill animals for food.
- A slaughterer; one who kills in large numbers, or with unusual cruelty; one who causes needless loss of life, as in battle.
2 . Butcher [ v. t.]
- To kill or slaughter (animals) for food, or for market; as, to butcher hogs.
- To murder, or kill, especially in an unusually bloody or barbarous manner.

Meaning of 'butcher' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . butcher [ v]
Meaning (1):
- kill (animals) usually for food consumption
Example in sentence:
  • They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter