Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a butler or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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butler +‎ -like

Examples

  • Gaping at them from the open doorway, wonderfully respectable and butlerlike in swallow-tails, stood his father.

    Piccadilly Jim

  • With each catch Anna-Louise moves deeper into the trees and I follow, silent, feeling seduced by a genetic secret, like a teenager learning to masturbate, not knowing what I'm doing, but continuing regardless, deeper into the forest, the ball miraculously managing to avoid the staid, butlerlike hemlocks and firs between us, the brush and undergrowth muffling all sound save for the beating of blood in my ears and the slap of the ball in our gloves.

    Shampoo Planet

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