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[buht-l] /ˈbʌt l/
verb (used without object), buttled, buttling. Slang.
to work or serve as a butler.
Origin of buttle
First recorded in 1865-70; back formation from butler Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Only today he said that he's livin' in a palace with a sure-enough butler to buttle.

  • What shall we do; take chances on having breakfast with Mr. buttle?

  • buttle saw her eyes sweep the place as if taking in its resources.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • buttle mentioned to his friends at The Clock that he was sure of it.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • buttle and Tim Soames had been given as many privileges as Kedgers.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • buttle's experience had been that you might take time, if you did not charge for it.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • However, Mr. buttle has had his lesson, and I think he wont sneak around us again.

  • I remember now that the professor spoke of his valuables in the boxes, and I saw Mr. buttle looking at him rather sharply.

  • There, having mentioned the fact that they had spent the night with Mr. buttle, they were told that they had taken a big chance.

  • It could not be denied that buttle received a mental shock which verged in its suddenness on being almost a physical one.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett

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