English Dictionary

Pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819

Definitions of butty

butty1 (ˈbʌtɪ Pronunciation for butty1

Definitions

noun

(plural) -ties
  1. (mainly Northern England, dialect) a sandwich   ⇒ a jam butty

Word Origin

C19: from buttered ( bread)

butty2 (ˈbʌtɪ Pronunciation for butty2

Definitions

noun

(plural) -ties
  1. (English, dialect) (esp in mining parlance) a friend or workmate

Word Origin

C19: perhaps from obsolete booty sharing, from boot2, later applied to a middleman in a mine

Example Sentences Including 'butty'

Back at the car, I let the engine idle while I ate my butty and waited for Lomax.
Val McDermid KICK BACK (2002)
As soon as the youth saw the handbag they began to shout ` butty , butty, butty man".
Dhondy, Farrukh Come to Mecca

Comments

Log in to comment on this word.