Definition of butler in English:

butler

Line breaks: but¦ler
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌtlə
 
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noun

The chief manservant of a house.
More example sentences
  • In those days, a grand house would employ at least 16 domestic servants, and perhaps an army of 30-cooks, parlour maids, footmen, hall boys, gardeners, butlers, coachmen.
  • I miss the people in the White House: the butlers, the house men, and the curator, and you know, the usher that runs the place.
  • After that I fantasized for hours about living in such a house and having several maids and butlers instead of our one.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French bouteillier 'cup-bearer', from bouteille 'bottle'.

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