From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Tobacco, Weapons, Daily life
buttbutt1 /bʌt/ noun [countable] 1 HBHpart of your body American English informal the part of your body that you sit on SYN buttocks a baby’s soft little butt be a pain in the butt at pain1(3)2 CIGARETTEcigaretteDFT the end of a cigarette after most of it has been smoked3 be the butt of something4 GUNgunPMW the thick end of the handle of a gun a rifle butt5 get your butt in/out/over etc6 work/play etc your butt off7 CONTAINERcontainerD British English a large round container for collecting or storing liquids a rainwater butt8 ACT OF STRIKING somethinghitting with your headHIT the act of hitting someone with your head
Examples from the Corpus
buttI scraped cigarette butts and bloodied mashed potatoes off plates, dumped half-eaten steaks and broken lobsters into bins.This team has really taken to both of us out there busting our butts.Witnesses told of beatings with rifle butts and sticks and the use of bayonets and guns, he said.Pool, so often the butt of soccer jokes, on the threshold of the First Division?He slammed the butt of the weapon on my cargo deck and the thing went off.The butt part has a higher ratio of lean to bone than the shank part and is often priced higher.The water butt juggles with raindrops.Get your butt on a bird, Slick, and let's make Bad Money.
buttbutt2 verb [intransitive, transitive] 1 HITto hit or push against something or someone with your head2 HITif an animal butts someone, it hits them with its horns butt in butt out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
buttOr butted a marshal with his head.He wriggled around in her arms, then turned and butted his head against her shoulder, lightly but repeatedly.Those who butt in because they are curious, nosy and feel entitled to the involvement they seek.I wake with a touch on my face and turn sideways butting my head into darkness.The same consideration stopped me from butting the animal.Through the front window lay a sprawl of hills, but the window above my bed butted the neighbour's garage.Use the special ready-mixed adhesive recommended and hang by butting up one tile to the next.
Origin butt1 1. (1400-1500) Origin unknown. 2. (1300-1400) Old French but target, goal, end3. (1400-1500) Old French botte4. (1500-1600) BUTT2 butt2 (1400-1500) Old French boter to push