• From Middle English buty, botye, bottyne, from Old French butin, botin, from Middle Low German bǖte, of obscure origin, but related to Middle High German biute, German Beute. Possibly ultimately from Gaulish *boudi, from Proto-Celtic *boudi.
  • Probably an alteration of botty. Possibly influenced by booty (etymology 1).
  • From boot.

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