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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUTCH

If the boys quarrelled with him at play, the first word was "your mother's a butch."

What do you think of them, Butch, now that you've clapped your eyes on them?

Plimsoll shot a look of contempt at Butch, making the proposal.

"I suppose you'd be jealous if we stuck around," said Butch, leering now at Molly.

But Blackbeard must have caught the shine of Butch's barrel.

"See if you can round up that damned dog, Butch," said Plimsoll.

You and Butch ride on through the trees a ways, Hahn, till you get back of them.

Butch clambered to the top of the great boulder and viewed the job from the outside.

"I'll show you if I do nothing but talk," he said to Butch after he told them of his discovery.

He cut short Butch's boast of the way they had scared young Keith.

WORD ORIGIN

"tough youth," 1902, first attested in nickname of U.S. outlaw George Cassidy (1866-?), probably an abbreviation of butcher (n.). Sense of "aggressive lesbian" is 1940s.

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