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bute

[byoot]
noun Slang.
  1. phenylbutazone.
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Origin of bute

First recorded in 1965–70; by shortening

Bute

[byoot]
noun
  1. Also Bute·shire [byoot-sheer, -sher] /ˈbyut ʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in SW Scotland, composed of three islands in the Firth of Clyde.
  2. 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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Historical Examples of bute

  • I talked with young Bute during our walk about domestic architecture in general.

    They and I

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • We left at half-past six, and took Bute back with us to supper.

    They and I

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • And I can see with half an eye the bute is on t'other fut, Depper.

    A Sheaf of Corn

    Mary E. Mann

  • But Grenville had no mind to be a puppet either of the king or of Bute.

  • By treating him in this way the king and Bute kept him subservient.


British Dictionary definitions for bute

Bute

1
noun
  1. 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)
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Bute

2
noun
  1. John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute. 1713–92, British Tory statesman; prime minister (1762–63)
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