verb (used with object)
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Origin of butter
OTHER WORDS FROM butterbut·ter·less, adjectivebut·ter·like, adjectiveun·but·tered, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH butterbudder, butter
Example sentences from the Web for butter
Soften spread; spread light coating on each breast as if buttering toast.
"That's to make up for treating us the way he did last night," said Dum, buttering her cakes as she sat up in bed.At Boarding School with the Tucker Twins|Nell Speed
Now, I'm not given to buttering fellows up, but I see plainly that the rebuilding of this house depends a lot upon you two.The Hill|Horace Annesley Vachell
While buttering and rolling, do every thing as quickly as possible.Domestic French Cookery, 4th ed.|Sulpice Baru
The same thing occurs in frying food and in buttering hot toast; so the idea is not a new one to the class.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management|Ministry of Education
You see I pave the way to my gentle reproof by buttering up vested interests.
British Dictionary definitions for butter
- an edible fatty whitish-yellow solid made from cream by churning, for cooking and table use
- (as modifier)butter icing Related adjective: butyraceous
Word Origin for butter
Medical definitions for butter
Idioms and Phrases with butter
In addition to the idioms beginning with butter
- butter up
- butter wouldn't melt in one's mouth
- bread and butter
- bread-and-butter letter
- know which side of bread is buttered