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butcher shop

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

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for butcher shop

Historical Examples

  • This was because the Tichborne Claimant had kept a butcher-shop there.

    Following the Equator, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • Hopeless and dead, Hanneh Hayyeh dragged herself to the butcher-shop.

    Hungry Hearts

    Anzia Yezierska

  • There were rows of plump fowls in the butcher-shop windows, and juicy roasts.

  • He never turned the key, nor saw it again, nor saw the butcher-shop again.

  • There is no reason why I should hide in a butcher-shop, simply to avoid meeting the man.

    Parrot & Co.

    Harold MacGrath