Butty But"ty, n. (Mining) One who mines by contract, at so much per ton of coal or ore. [1913 Webster]

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  • Butty — may refer to:* Butty, a dumb (unpowered) boat towed on the British canal systems by a powered narrowboat * Butty (sandwich), a sandwich which has butter spread on the bread (British slang) * Raking in a sum of money from a (possibly illegal) deal …   Wikipedia

  • butty — slice of bread and butter, 1855, northern English, from BUTTER (Cf. butter) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • butty — (also buttie) ► NOUN (pl. butties) informal, chiefly N. English ▪ a sandwich. ORIGIN from BUTTER(Cf. ↑butter) …   English terms dictionary

  • butty —    , ’Ole but, Me ole Butty    After a BBC radio broadcast in 1975 Mr M.J.Collins wrote to the present author as follows: ‘The above terms are in common and frequent use today throughout the Forest of Dean, and are exactly analagous to “cock” and …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • butty — I Mawdesley Glossary a slice of bread buttered. II Liverpool Slang sandwich: another jam butty p.31; a streaky bacon butty …   English dialects glossary

  • butty — UK [ˈbʌtɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms butty : singular butty plural butties British informal a sandwich I, 1) …   English dictionary

  • butty — 1. n. (pl. ies) 1 colloq. or dial. a mate; a companion. 2 hist. a middleman negotiating between a mine owner and the miners. 3 a barge or other craft towed by another. Phrases and idioms: butty gang a gang of men contracted to work on a large job …   Useful english dictionary

  • butty — noun A sandwich, usually with a hot savoury filling in a breadcake. The most common are chips, bacon, sausage and egg. Lets have a bacon butty! …   Wiktionary

  • butty — noun Butty is used after these nouns: ↑bacon …   Collocations dictionary

  • butty — A spoof on Betty an attractive female with an expansive derriere. Overheard at the reunion: Wow, did you see Jane? Back in the day she was a real Betty; but two kids later, she s more of a butty …   Dictionary of american slang

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