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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUTT-IN

Unless you'll say outright that I'll be a butt-in, I'm going with you.

Sure enough it's none of my butt-in what sort of thing you do.

Sure, it never wa'n't none of my butt-in, but I used to tell old man Fairfax that Ranlett was narrer between the horns.

WORD ORIGIN

"thick end," c.1400, butte, which probably is related to Middle Dutch and Dutch bot, Low German butt "blunt, dull," Old Norse bauta (see beat (v.)). Or related somehow to Old English buttuc "end, small piece of land," and Old Norse butr "short." In sense of "human posterior" it is recorded from mid-15c. Meaning "remainder of a smoked cigarette" first recorded 1847.

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