from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Slang Exhibiting stereotypically or exaggeratedly masculine traits or appearance. Used especially of lesbians and gay men.
- n. Slang One who is butch.
- n. A haircut in which the hair is cropped close to the head.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Very masculine, with a masculine appearance or attitude.
- n. A lesbian who appears masculine or acts in a masculine manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. markedly masculine in appearance or manner; -- used of men.
- adj. same as lesbian.
- n. a lesbian who is noticeably masculine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To butcher; cut, as flesh.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
- adj. used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
- adj. (of male or female homosexuals) characterized by stereotypically male traits or appearance
Cuz between that and your crazy trade skills and your curves you keep me in butch heaven. sixtoedkitties, on March 22nd, 2009 at 9: 41 am Said:
(I'd apologize to those of you who want to view the world in butch/femme terms for once again pointing out that reality is complicated, but I know you haven't read this far, anyhow.)
The next time that I ran up with the word butch, someone I was dating told me I should read
November 26th, 2007 at 11: 59 am chodin says: and yes – "butch" is a color, it’s right between "dick" and "vagina" in the crayon box.
I think if I were a lesbian everyone would laugh if I were called a butch, too.
I was kind of shocked by the commenters calling her butch or bitch or whatever.
Minge was on fine drunken form last night, sipping his mint julep in what can only be described as a butch and heterosexual manner.
I dress in a way I'd call butch when I'm wearing clothes I feel good in, I fuck in a masculine way, I go by Sir in the leather community and wonder where the matron is when someone says Ma'am … but I wonder how much of that is sexual persona and how much is my essence.
Gay women said lesbians were often British broadcasters were guilty of portraying lesbians as either "butch" or "lipstick lesbians" and said they should follow the examples of their US counterparts, which they said programmes tended to convey a more nuanced view of the community.
Many lesbians felt there were not enough gay women on TV and most were portrayed either as "butch" or "lipstick lesbians".