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Definition 1: a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for butcher in the sense of this definition

(butcher is a kind of ...) a worker who has acquired special skills

(... is a kind of butcher ) someone who buys up old horses for slaughter

Definition 2: a brutal indiscriminate murderer - [noun denoting person]

(butcher is a kind of ...) a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)

Definition 3: a retailer of meat - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for butcher in the sense of this definition

(butcher is a kind of ...) a businessperson engaged in retail trade

(... is a kind of butcher ) a vendor of pork and products made from pork

Definition 4: someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for butcher in the sense of this definition

(butcher is a kind of ...) someone who is not competent to take effective action

Definition 5: kill (animals) usually for food consumption - [verb of contact]

Samples where butcher or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter

Synonyms for butcher in the sense of this definition

(butcher is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

(... is a kind of butcher ) cut through the backbone of an animal

(butcher implies ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

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