butterbread

[ buht-er-bred ]
/ ˈbʌt ərˌbrɛd /

noun Chiefly Pennsylvania.

bread spread with butter.

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Origin of butterbread

1905–10; a calque of the Pennsylvania German equivalent of German Butterbrot;see butter, bread
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