Share this entry
British English: /ˈbʌtə/
American English: /ˈbədər/

Translation of butter in French:


transitive verb

  • beurrer (bread)
    mettre du beurre dans (vegetables)


it's her bread and butter

c'est son gagne-pain

(she looks as if) butter wouldn't melt in her mouth

on lui donnerait le bon Dieu sans confession

to go through something like a knife through butter

rentrer dans quelque chose comme dans du beurre

Phrasal verbs

butter up

butter [somebody] up, butter up [somebody]
passer de la pommade à [informal]
Definition of butter in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score: