butty

1

or but·tie

[buht-ee]
|

noun, plural but·ties. British Dialect.

a slice of bread and butter.
a sandwich.

Nearby words

  1. buttress root,
  2. buttress thread,
  3. butts and bounds,
  4. buttstock,
  5. buttstrap,
  6. butuan,
  7. butung,
  8. butut,
  9. butyl,
  10. butyl acetate

Origin of butty

1
First recorded in 1850–55; butt(er) + -y2

butty

2

or but·tie

[buht-ee]

noun, plural but·ties. British Dialect.

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

Origin of butty

2
First recorded in 1780–90; origin obscure

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British Dictionary definitions for butty

butty

1

noun plural -ties

mainly Northern English dialect a sandwicha jam butty

Word Origin for butty

C19: from buttered (bread)

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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Word Origin and History for butty

butty

n.

"slice of bread and butter," 1855, northern English, from butter (n.) + -y (2).

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