butt

Your butt is your buttocks, your tush, your rear end. Saying butt is more childish than offensive.

Butt is a four-letter word, though using it won't get you in much trouble — It's much less offensive than ass. It also has plenty of other meanings, like butting into a conversation (interrupting it) or the butt of a gun (the thick end). If you make fun of someone, they are the butt of your jokes. The used end of a cigarette is called a butt, too. But you'll hear it more often in phrases like "Get your butt in here!"

Primary Meanings of butt

1.
n
the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
2.
nv
a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping
lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
3.
nv
sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
to strike, thrust or shove against
4.
n
finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
5.
n
a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)
Full Definitions of butt
1

n the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)

Synonyms:
stub
Types:
cigar butt
small part of a cigar that is left after smoking
cigarette butt
small part of a cigarette that is left after smoking
roach
the butt of a marijuana cigarette
Type of:
part, portion
something less than the whole of a human artifact

n thick end of the handle

Synonyms:
butt end
Types:
rifle butt
the butt end of a rifle
Type of:
stock
the handle end of some implements or tools

n the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots

Type of:
component, component part, constituent, part, portion
something determined in relation to something that includes it

n the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

“he deserves a good kick in the butt
Synonyms:
ass, backside, behind, bottom, bum, buns, buttocks, can, derriere, fanny, fundament, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, stern, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush
Type of:
body part
any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
2

n a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping

Synonyms:
butt joint
Types:
butt weld, butt-weld
a butt joint that is welded
fish joint
a butt joint formed by bolting fish plates to the sides of two rails or beams
Type of:
joint
junction by which parts or objects are joined together

v lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

Synonyms:
abut, adjoin, border, butt against, butt on, edge, march
Types:
neighbor, neighbour
be located near or adjacent to
Type of:
adjoin, contact, meet, touch
be in direct physical contact with; make contact

v place end to end without overlapping

“The frames must be butted at the joints”
Type of:
lay, place, pose, position, put, set
put into a certain place or abstract location
3

n sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at

Synonyms:
target
Types:
clay pigeon
target used in skeet or trapshooting
Type of:
sports equipment
equipment needed to participate in a particular sport

n a victim of ridicule or pranks

Synonyms:
goat, laughingstock, stooge
Types:
April fool
the butt of a prank played on April 1st
Type of:
dupe, victim
a person who is tricked or swindled

v to strike, thrust or shove against

“He butted his sister out of the way”
“The goat butted the hiker with his horns”
Synonyms:
bunt
Types:
headbutt
butt with the head
Type of:
strike
deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
4

n finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking

Synonyms:
cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, fag
Types:
cubeb, cubeb cigarette
a cigarette containing cubeb
filter-tipped cigarette
a cigarette with a filter tip
Type of:
roll of tobacco, smoke
tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder
5

n a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)

Types:
water butt
a butt set on end to contain water especially to store rainwater
Type of:
barrel, cask
a cylindrical container that holds liquids

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