from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Containing or spread with butter.
- adj. Like or resembling butter.
- adj. Marked by effusive and insincere flattery.
- n. A room in which liquors are stored.
- n. Chiefly British A place in colleges and universities where students may buy provisions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A room for keeping food or beverages; a storeroom.
- n. A room in a university where snacks are sold.
- adj. Made with or tasting of butter.
- adj. Resembling butter in some way.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the qualities, consistence, or appearance, of butter.
- n. An apartment in a house where butter, milk and other provisions are kept.
- n. A room in some English colleges where liquors, fruit, and refreshments are kept for sale to the students.
- n. A cellar in which butts of wine are kept.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the qualities (especially the consistence) or appearance of butter.
- Apt to let fall anything one ought to hold, as a ball in the game of cricket; butter-fingered.
- n. An apartment in a house in which wines, liquors, and provisions are kept; a pantry.
- n. In colleges, formerly, a room where liquors, fruits, and refreshments were kept for sale to the students.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a teashop where students in British universities can purchase light meals
- adj. unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
- n. a small storeroom for storing foods or wines
- adj. resembling or containing or spread with butter
Middle English buttrie, from Anglo-Norman buterie, alteration of botelerie, from Old French botele, bottle; see bottle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French boterie, from Late Latin botāria, from a variant form of butta ("cask, bottle"). The form was probably influenced by butter. (Wiktionary)
From butter + -y. (Wiktionary)