or butt·in·ski

[ buht-in-skee ]
/ bʌtˈɪn ski /

noun, plural butt·in·skies. Slang.

a person who interferes in the affairs of others; meddler.

Origin of buttinsky

1900–05, Amer.; butt in intrude + -sky, extracted from Slavic surnames
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Examples from the Web for buttinski

  • Julius Caesar was the first Mr. Buttinski; and they fought like hell.

    T. Tembarom|Frances Hodgson Burnett

Word Origin and History for buttinski



a jocular name for one who cuts into a line, etc., 1902, American English, from verbal phrase butt in (see butt (v.)) + surname ending based on Eastern European names.

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