buttle

[buht-l]

Origin of buttle

First recorded in 1865–70; back formation from butler
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Historical Examples of buttle

  • Only today he said that he's livin' in a palace with a sure-enough butler to buttle.

  • What shall we do; take chances on having breakfast with Mr. Buttle?

  • Buttle saw her eyes sweep the place as if taking in its resources.

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    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • Buttle's experience had been that you might take time, if you did not charge for it.

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  • Buttle mentioned to his friends at The Clock that he was sure of it.

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