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butlery

[buht-luh-ree]
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noun, plural but·ler·ies.
  1. a butler's room or pantry; buttery.

Origin of butlery

First recorded in 1250–1300, butlery is from the Middle English word botelerie. See butler, -y3
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Historical Examples

  • It is for butlery, as chancery (see p. 88) is for chancelry.

    The Romance of Words (4th ed.)

    Ernest Weekley


British Dictionary definitions for butlery

butlery

noun plural -leries
  1. a butler's room
  2. another name for buttery 2 (def. 1)
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