Definitions

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  • v. To be or act as a butler.

Etymologies

Back-formation from butler. Compare bottle (v). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "One more butler crack and I'm gonna 'butle' my foot off in yo 'a —, I know that ..."

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  • I realize it's meant as a put down (it's not a butle point), but it always says something about the person making the insult, the way in which they actually say it.

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  • Chapter 2 hape e fana ka di tsela tsa ho kenyeletsa hanyane (butle) - (phasing in) ha ditulo tse neng di le kantle ho category e lekanang le dilemo tse nne.

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  • So I looked around my house to see the things I had started and hadn't finished and, before leaving the house this morning, I finished a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of shhhardnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of vodka, a pockage of Prunglies, the mainder of bot Prozie and Valum scriptins, the res of the chesescke an a box a chocolets.

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  • "Well, if you want to go back to being my butle -"

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  • The ad is for "Get Gerard Butler Ringtones", awesome.

    July 15, 2008

  • I think the commonly accepted back-formation from butler is buttle. For two reasons:

    buttle is listed in several of the dictionaries included at the OneLook site; butle is not listed.

    By analogy with suttle and sutler.

    July 14, 2008

  • v. what butlers do. Probably a back-formation.

    July 14, 2008