Definition of buttle in English:


Line breaks: but¦tle
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌt(ə)l


[no object] humorous
  • Work as a butler: there is no one today worth buttling for
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    • We got used to having our butler, Kathy, press our clothes and bring us poolside drinks, and wondered how we had ever lived without being buttled.
    • When she conducts an ad hoc job interview on Powell, she asks him ‘Do you buttle?’
    • I know all about butlers and the fine art of buttling.


mid 19th century: back-formation from butler.

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