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or butt·in·ski

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noun, plural butt·in·skies. Slang.
  1. a person who interferes in the affairs of others; meddler.
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Origin of buttinsky

1900–05, Amer.; butt in intrude + -sky, extracted from Slavic surnames
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  • Julius Caesar was the first Mr. Buttinski; and they fought like hell.

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    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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