Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
  Show Word Combinations
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
butchery

butch·er·y

butchery

 
pronunciation:
bU ch ri
part of speech: noun
inflections: butcheries
definition 1: brutal and senseless killing; slaughter.
similar words:
carnage, massacre
definition 2: an act of bungling or botching.
Critics called his job performance as governor a butchery.
definition 3: a butcher's trade.