Definition of buttinsky in English:
nounNorth American informal
An interfering person.
- Esther is also a self-absorbed buttinsky, the kind that manages to ruin just about every family gathering and certainly doesn't make an exception of this one.
- This guy has a son in your troop and he's just there because they either needed a troop leader or because he's a buttinsky and didn't think the existing troop leaders were doing a good job.
- I am trying so hard not to be a buttinsky, but do you think there's some way I can encourage them in a direction I know would be rewarding for them?
Early 20th century: from butt in (see butt1) and -ski, formed in humorous imitation of the final element in many Russian names.
Definition of buttinsky in:
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