butcher shop

  1. a shop in which meat, poultry, and sometimes fish are sold.

Origin of butcher shop

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900

Words Nearby butcher shop

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How to use butcher shop in a sentence

  • His family ran a butcher shop in a part of town so tough that their specialty was broken leg of lamb.

  • But the close season for deer sat lightly on men in a region three days' journey from a butcher shop.

    The Hidden Places | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • "I smelled 'em cookin' bologna in the back room of Hire's butcher shop," remarked the bringer of the pennygrabs.

    The Wrong Twin | Harry Leon Wilson
  • They might have been bought at a butcher shop; then again, they might have been stolen.

    The Crimson Flash | Roy J. Snell
  • He ust t' keep a butcher shop down t' Peory and he was so strong he could throw down a steer.

    The Fotygraft Album | Frank Wing
  • Just at the moment I came out of the butcher-shop, a man emerged from the corner grocery that stood alongside.

    The Iron Heel | Jack London