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butt2 a person, group, or thing that is the target of ridicule or criticism. [5 definitions]
butt3 to hit or push with the head or horns. [3 definitions]
butt4 a unit of capacity equal to 126 gallons or about 477 liters, used for measuring beer or wine, or a barrel or cask with this capacity.
butte a steep hill or mountain, usu. with a flat top, that stands alone on flat land. (See mesa.)
butter a solid fat made by churning cream, used for cooking and spreading on bread. [3 definitions]
butter bean a variety of lima bean.
buttercup any of a number of related plants, many of which have shiny yellow flowers.
butterfat the fat of milk, from which butter is made.
butterfingers (used with a sing. verb) someone who frequently drops things.
butterfish a flat-bodied fish caught for food along the North American Atlantic coast.
butterfly any of a large group of insects closely related to the moths, with large, often brightly colored wings. [5 definitions]
butterfly stroke a vigorous swimming stroke performed face down in which the arms are lifted simultaneously forward and brought back through the water while the legs move simultaneously up and down.
butter knife a small knife with a dull edge, used to cut, serve, or spread butter.
butterless combined form of butter.
buttermilk a sour liquid residue of butter-making, used as a drink or in cooking. [2 definitions]
butternut a deciduous tree of North America, related to the walnut. [2 definitions]
butternut squash a yellow, bell-shaped winter squash.
butterscotch a flavoring or candy prepared from butter, brown sugar, and other ingredients. [2 definitions]
butter up (informal) to praise or act very nicely toward (someone), sometimes insincerely, in hopes of gaining something from that person.
buttery1 like, containing, or covered with butter. [2 definitions]
buttery2 a storeroom for liquor and provisions of a household; larder.