- a woman or girl, especially one who is LGBTQ+, who embraces identity markers such as clothing, hairstyle, interests, or behaviors that are associated with traditional expressions of masculinity: I settled down with a nice butch and am happily married
- a gay man who embraces identity markers that are associated with normative expressions of masculinity.
- any person who adopts a masculine appearance, manner, or persona.
- (of a girl or woman, especially one who is LGBTQ+) having identity markers usually associated with traditional expressions of masculinity: This shirt brand is very popular with my butch lesbian friends.
- (of a boy or man) decidedly masculine in manner or appearance.
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How to use butch in a sentence
She told a story of a fellow employee who identifies as a butch dyke (a lesbian who takes on a more masculine identity).
Haute Butch is one of a number of new design houses targeting the trans, butch, and androgynous dressers.
[Haute Butch] is stepping into that area with such confidence and they are so non-apologetic.
Sports stars going on Dancing with the Stars who are big, butch, and energetic are talking about how exhausting it is.Nigel Lythgoe on How to Save Reality TV, ‘On the Town,’ and ‘Brokeback Ballroom’|Kevin Fallon|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But when Tarantino cast Travolta, he thought Willis would make a good Butch Coolidge.The Secrets of ‘Pulp Fiction’: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Movie on Its 20th Anniversary|Marlow Stern|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course 'Butch' is more in keeping, but I do believe that Christian adds to his dignity in spite of his ears.
His immediate superior was "Butch," but his ultimate superior was Mr. Cressy, the steward; and to him he now went.Tom Slade with the Colors|Percy K. Fitzhugh
Their first endeavor was to capture "Butch" McCoy, the leader of the gang.True Detective Stories|Cleveland Moffett
"Why don't yer hide yer fat carcass," sung out Butch' in fierce wrath.
The fatigue of the past two days and night had kept me somewhat in the rear of the party, with Butch' and "Fatty."