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butty

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or but·tie

[ buht-ee ]
/ ˈbʌt i /
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noun, plural but·ties.British Dialect.

a slice of bread and butter.
a sandwich.

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Origin of butty

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First recorded in 1850–55; butt(er) + -y2

Definition for butty (2 of 2)

butty2

or but·tie

[ buht-ee ]
/ ˈbʌt i /

noun, plural but·ties.British Dialect.

a fellow worker or friend, especially in a coal mine.

Origin of butty

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First recorded in 1780–90; origin obscure
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British Dictionary definitions for butty (1 of 2)

butty1
/ (ˈbʌtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

mainly Northern English dialect a sandwicha jam butty

Word Origin for butty

C19: from buttered (bread)

British Dictionary definitions for butty (2 of 2)

butty2
/ (ˈbʌtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

English dialect (esp in mining parlance) a friend or workmate

Word Origin for butty

C19: perhaps from obsolete booty sharing, from boot ², later applied to a middleman in a mine
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