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buttery

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[ buht-uh-ree ]
/ ˈbʌt ə ri /
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adjective

like, containing, or spread with butter.
resembling butter, as in smoothness or softness of texture: a vest of buttery leather.
grossly flattering; smarmy.

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Origin of buttery

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First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English buttry, buttrie; see butter, -y1
but·ter·i·ness, noun

Definition for buttery (2 of 2)

buttery2
[ buht-uh-ree, buh-tree ]
/ ˈbʌt ə ri, ˈbʌ tri /

noun, plural but·ter·ies.

Chiefly New England. a room or rooms in which the provisions, wines, and liquors of a household are kept; pantry; larder.
a room in colleges, especially at Oxford and Cambridge universities, from which articles of food and drink are sold or dispensed to the students.

Origin of buttery

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First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English boterie, butry, from Middle French, Old French, from Late Latin botāria (derivative of bota, butta “cask”) + -erie; see origin at butt4, -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for buttery (1 of 2)

buttery1
/ (ˈbʌtərɪ) /

adjective

containing, like, or coated with butter
informal grossly or insincerely flattering; obsequious
butteriness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for buttery (2 of 2)

buttery2
/ (ˈbʌtərɪ) /

noun plural -teries

a room for storing foods or wines
British (in some universities) a room in which food is supplied or sold to students
C14: from Anglo-French boterie, from Anglo-Latin buteria, probably from butta cask, butt 4
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