how to pronounce butcher


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butcher is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of butcher in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… Jamieson cyberwar butcher and because …”

meanings of butcher


  1. A person who prepares and sells meat (and sometimes also slaughters the animals).
  2. A look.
  3. A brutal or indiscriminate killer.
  4. A person who sells candy, drinks, etc. in theatres, trains, circuses, etc.


  1. To ruin (something), often to the point of defamation.
  2. To kill brutally.
  3. To slaughter (animals) and prepare (meat) for market.


  1. Comparative form of butch: more butch.


  1. An occupational surname for a butcher.

butcher frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word butcher occurs in english on average 5.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics butcher can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that butcher can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

words that rhyme with butcher


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