- a slice of bread and butter.
- a sandwich.
Origin of butty1
- a fellow worker or friend, especially in a coal mine.
Origin of butty2
Examples from the Web for butty
Historical Examples of butty
He thought perhaps the butty would let him go down with his Davy lamp.Taking Tales
But Alfred Charlesworth did not forgive the butty these public-house sayings.Sons and Lovers
David Herbert Lawrence
Butty is the word used by miners to denote helper or partner.Derrick Sterling
"It's Bill Thomas' butty," one of the party said in surprise.Down the Slope
Butty, a word used in the mining districts to denote a kind of overseer.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
- mainly Northern English dialect a sandwicha jam butty
Word Origin for butty
- English dialect (esp in mining parlance) a friend or workmate