from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang One who is prone to butting in; a meddler.
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- n. One who is prone to butt in, interrupt, or get involved where (s)he is not welcome.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a meddler who tends to butt in
Even more suggestive, however, is their concern that in the bar scene Samuels is shown not only as an overly intellectual "buttinsky," but as "obtain [ing] power over Mitchell," whose character they described as "just a little too weak and confused."
"So you're the buttinsky, eh?" he demanded, his face malignant with passion and menace.
Originally introduced as a potential love interest for both Dan and Nate as well as a one-time Bass boink, the hippy-harpy character has devolved from a borderline interesting counterpoint to all the glamour of her surroundings to a sniveling buttinsky with nothing better to do than meddle for the sole sake of spoiling everyone's fun.
The self-appointed buttinsky who never made a prediction that came true.
So this is what Annie Hall matured into: a blithering buttinsky.
That sheriff didn't sound like a softie to me and if he thinks there's a compelling reason to be concerned about her mental/physical health, I'd prefer go with his reading of the situation rather than with the coyote cries of prosecutors slash pundits on cable news or the buttinsky opportunism of Al Sharpton, hoping to relive his Imus spotlight moment.
If you are tempted to be a buttinsky, limit your side of the conversation to two sentences.
He is the ultimate buttinsky fixing all kinds of things that few even thought are problems smoking in public places, eating fatty foods, etc.
What good is it being a kid if buttinsky grownups are going to take all the fun out of it?
Jesse was an Abolitionist and a-- a-- a buttinsky in his son's life, always looking to -- for the main chance, and created a lot of tension between father and son.
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