[ buht-l ]

verb (used without object)

, Slang.
, but·tled, but·tling.
  1. to work or serve as a butler.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of buttle1

First recorded in 1865–70; back formation from butler

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Example Sentences

It could not be denied that Buttle received a mental shock which verged in its suddenness on being almost a physical one.

"Thank you, miss," said Buttle, and he half unconsciously touched his forehead again.

She knew it was not intended as one, and, indeed, she saw in it a sort of earnest of a possible practical quality in Buttle.

The settlement of Joe Buttle's account sent him to bed at the day's end almost light-headed.

The spark of life in her steady eyes actually lighted a spark in the being of Joe Buttle.


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