3. vendor, hawker, peddler. See - vendor (def 1).
-v. 4. (all of meat) slaughter, chop, hack, carve, cut, trim, slice, abattage; dress, prepare.
5. slaughter, massacre, kill off, annihilate, exterminate, liquidate, decimate, destroy, cut to pieces, maul, savage, dismember, disembowel, hew, hack, hack to pieces, chop, chop to pieces, mutilate, tear limb from limb, wade in blood, put to the sword, give no quarter, show no mercy, do to death; kill, slay, murder, cut down, execute, put to death, assassinate, shed blood, spill blood.
6. bungle, botch, make a mess or hash of, bosh, muff, blunder, foul up, SI. mess up, SI. blow, SI. screw up, SI. louse up, Inf. butch, Inf. flub, Inf. gum up the works, SI. bitch, Inf. bollix.
butchery, n. 1. slaughterhouse, slaughterpen, abattoir, shambles, Obs. butcher-row.
2. carnage, massacre, slaughter, wholesale killing, mass-murder, mass-homicide, mass-execution, mass-slaying, general slaughter, mass-destruction, bloodbath, effusion of blood, fusillade of blood, noyade, Rare, internecion, Rare, trucidation, decimation, annihilation, extermination, liquidation, pogrom, genocide; mutilation, dismemberment, disembowelment; killing, slaying, murder, manslaughter, homicide, assassination, bloodshed, bloodletting.
butt1, n. 1. end, extremity, tip, tail; bottom, base,
support, foundation; handle, shaft, hilt, shank.
2. remnant, leftover. See - end (def. 6).
3. Slang, rear, rear end. See - buttocks.
butt2, n. victim, scapegoat, Inf. goat, Inf. the one on the receiving end, object, target; dupe, gull, cat's paw, SI. sucker; laughingstock, gazingstock, byword.
butt3, v. 1. (all with the head) poke, jab, ram, bump;
strike, rap, push, thrust, shove.
2. butt in meddle, intrude, SI. horn in, interrupt, interfere, give one's two cents' worth, Inf. kibitz.
butt4, n. cask, barrel. See - barrel (def. 1).
buttock, n. Usu.
buttocks rump, posterior, dorsal
or lumbar region, hindquarters, haunches, loins, fundament, nates, Zool. podex, Anat. gluteus maximus, (both of a horse) crupper, croup; seat, bottom, Fr. derri&re, Inf. fanny, Inf. rear or rear end, Brit. Inf. bum, Inf. backside, Inf. behind, Inf. butt, Inf. can, Inf. duff, Inf. tail, Inf. beam, Inf. keister, Inf. prat, SI. ass, Brit. SI. arse, SI. buns, SI. cheeks, SI. heinie.
button, n. 1. stud, link, fastener; buckle, clasp, hook, hook and eye, snap.
2. disk, knob, dial, switch, tuner,
buttress, n. 1. prop, support, reinforcement; stan chion, bar, beam, post, shore; strut, brace, bracket, rib, stay.
2. strengthener, upholder, sustainer, maintainer; mainstay, cornerstone, pillar.
-v. 3. support, prop up, brace, shore up, undergird; strengthen, reinforce, uphold, defend, back up.
buxom, adj. (used only of women) full-bosomed, Inf. busty, SI. top-heavy; healthy, robust, strapping, lusty, plump, chubby; rosy, rosy-cheeked, ruddy; lively, hearty, vigorous,
buy, v. 1. purchase, pick up, pay for, get one's hands on, come by; invest in, put money into; acquire, obtain, get, procure, secure; hire, engage, take on.
2. bribe, suborn, pay off, buy off, SI. grease [s.o.'s] palm; fix, Inf. rig, Inf. square. -n. 3. purchase, acquisition; U.S. Inf. bargain, SI. steal. See - bargain (def. 2).
buzz, n. 1. hum, murmur, bombination; drone, purr, whirring; sibilation, hiss, whizz; sigh, rustle, sough.