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butch

[boo ch]
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noun
  1. butch haircut.
  2. Slang. a lesbian, especially one notably masculine in manner or appearance.
adjective
  1. Slang.
    1. (of a girl or woman) having traits of personality, dress, behavior, or appearance usually associated with males.
    2. (of a male) decidedly or exaggeratedly masculine in manner or appearance.

Origin of butch

First recorded in 1940–45; apparently from the proper name
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British Dictionary definitions for butchest

butch

adjective
  1. (of a woman or man) markedly or aggressively masculine
noun
  1. a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
  2. a strong rugged man

Word Origin

C18: back formation from butcher
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Word Origin and History for butchest

butch

n.

"tough youth," 1902, first attested in nickname of U.S. outlaw George Cassidy (1866-?), probably an abbreviation of butcher (n.). Sense of "aggressive lesbian" is 1940s.

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