• A soft, fatty foodstuff made by churning the cream of milk (generally cow's milk).
  • Any of various foodstuffs made from other foods or oils, similar in consistency to, eaten like or intended as a substitute for butter (preceded by the name of the food used to make it).
  • Any specific soft substance.
  • A smooth plane landing.
  • Someone who butts, or who butts in.


  • To spread butter on.
  • To move one's weight backwards or forwards onto the tips or tails of one's skis or snowboard so only the tip or tail is in contact with the snow.
  • To increase (stakes) at every throw of dice, or every game.


  • Very smooth, very soft


  • From Middle English buter, butter, from Old English butere, from Proto-West Germanic *buterā, from Latin būtȳrum, from Ancient Greek βούτῡρον ("cow cheese"), compound of βοῦς and τῡρός.
  • butt + -er
  • Derived from the aviation slang term

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