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  • nounmeat killer, seller
  • verbslay and prepare animal for meat
  • verbruin

synonyms for butcher

  • processor
  • skinner
  • slaughterer
  • meat person
  • meatmarket person
  • slaughter
  • carve
  • clean
  • cure
  • cut
  • dress
  • joint
  • liquidate
  • salt
  • smoke
  • stick
  • beef up
  • cut down
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How to use butcher in a sentence

A was an Archer, who shot at a frog; B was a Butcher, and had a great dog.
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
A butcher's boy, running against a gentleman with his tray, made him exclaim, "The deuce take the tray!"
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
She's too old for beef, or the butcher would; and she makes out to get her livin' without botherin' nobody much.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
For all his vaunted scorn of being a butcher at a price, now that he heard the price he seemed not half so scornful.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
A butcher scalds a hog to make the hair come off more easily (Bell).
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
There is a bird called the butcher-bird,—a very savage bird,—that tries to kill us.
THE NURSERY, JANUARY 1873, VOL. XIII.VARIOUS
So, when school was over and he saw the butcher's dog, he marched undauntedly past the astonished animal.
CHILD LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYANATOLE FRANCE
Yeah, I carried an empty gun, afraid that if it were loaded I'd butcher somebody.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Certainly, if I have plenty of exercise, and no work, I feel 423 much better; but there is Biles the butcher!
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
She attended to all, friend and foe, with equal kindness, but scolded the Hessians for coming to America to butcher the people.
ELSIE'S VACATION AND AFTER EVENTSMARTHA FINLEY
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WORDS RELATED TO BUTCHER

  • butcher
  • dropper
  • eliminator
  • enforcer
  • executioner
  • gun
  • gun person
  • hatchet person
  • hit person
  • killer
  • liquidator
  • piece person
  • plugger
  • slayer
  • torpedo
  • trigger person
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.