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bute

[ byoot ]
/ byut /
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noun Slang.
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Origin of bute

First recorded in 1965–70; by shortening

Other definitions for bute (2 of 2)

Bute
[ byoot ]
/ byut /

noun
Also Bute·shire [byoot-sheer, -sher]. /ˈbyut ʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in SW Scotland, composed of three islands in the Firth of Clyde.
an island in the Firth of Clyde, in SW Scotland: part of the county Bute. 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km).
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British Dictionary definitions for bute (1 of 2)

Bute1
/ (bjuːt) /

noun
an island off the coast of SW Scotland, in Argyll and Bute council area: situated in the Firth of Clyde, separated from the Cowal peninsula by the Kyles of Bute . Chief town: Rothesay. Pop: 7228 (2001). Area: 121 sq km (47 sq miles)

British Dictionary definitions for bute (2 of 2)

Bute2
/ (bjuːt) /

noun
John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute. 1713–92, British Tory statesman; prime minister (1762–63)
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