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verb (used without object), but·tled, but·tling. Slang.
  1. to work or serve as a butler.
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Origin of buttle

First recorded in 1865–70; back formation from butler
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Examples from the Web for buttle

Historical Examples of buttle

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

    A Yankee Flier Over Berlin

    Al Avery

  • 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.

    The Shuttle

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

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

    The Shuttle

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • Buttle and Tim Soames had been given as many privileges as Kedgers.

    The Shuttle

    Frances Hodgson Burnett