- (of a girl or woman) having traits of personality, dress, behavior, or appearance usually associated with males.
- (of a male) decidedly or exaggeratedly masculine in manner or appearance.
Origin of butch
Examples from the Web for butch
Contemporary Examples of butch
She told a story of a fellow employee who identifies as a butch dyke (a lesbian who takes on a more masculine identity).The LGBT Center That Changed Our Lives
December 22, 2014
Haute Butch is one of a number of new design houses targeting the trans, butch, and androgynous dressers.Look Who’s Wearing The Pants: Haute Butch’s Gender-Blending Style
October 24, 2014
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’
October 22, 2014
But when Tarantino cast Travolta, he thought Willis would make a good Butch Coolidge.
The scene between getaway cab driver Esmeralda Villalobos (Angela Jones) and Butch is one of the oddest in Pulp Fiction.
Historical Examples of butch
If the boys quarrelled with him at play, the first word was "your mother's a butch."The Manxman
What do you think of them, Butch, now that you've clapped your eyes on them?Bert Wilson on the Gridiron
J. W. Duffield
Plimsoll shot a look of contempt at Butch, making the proposal.
"I suppose you'd be jealous if we stuck around," said Butch, leering now at Molly.
But Blackbeard must have caught the shine of Butch's barrel.
Word Origin for butch
"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.