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butch

 (bo͝och)
adj. Slang
Exhibiting stereotypically masculine appearance or behavior. Used especially of lesbians and gay men.
n.
1. Slang One who is butch.
2. A haircut in which the hair is cropped close to the head.

[Probably from the male nickname Butch.]

butch

(bʊtʃ)
adj
(of a woman or man) markedly or aggressively masculine
n
1. a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
2. a strong rugged man
[C18: back formation from butcher]

butch

(bʊtʃ)

adj.
1. Slang.
a. (of a woman) having traits of behavior usu. associated with males.
b. (of a male) exaggeratedly masculine in manner.
2. of or designating a haircut in which the hair is closely cropped.
n.
3. Slang. a butch person.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butch - (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
gay woman, lesbian, tribade - a female homosexual
Adj.1.butch - used of menbutch - used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
masculine - associated with men and not with women
2.butch - (of male or female homosexuals) characterized by stereotypically male traits or appearance
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
homosexual - sexually attracted to members of your own sex

butch

adjective manly, masculine, virile, he-man, chauvinist Paul was a butch outdoor type.
Translations
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butch

[bʊtʃ]
A. ADJ [woman] → marimacho; [man] → macho
B. N (= woman) → marimacho m or f; (= man) → macho m

butch

[ˈbʊtʃ] adj
[man] → costaud, viril
[woman] → costaude, masculine

butch

adj (inf) clothes, hairstyle, mannermaskulin

butch

[bʊtʃ] adj (woman) (pej) → mascolina; (man) → macho inv
References in classic literature ?
He thought of little things--Turk Smollet wheel- ing boards through the main street of his town in the morning, a tall woman, beautifully gowned, who had once stayed overnight at his father's hotel, Butch Wheeler the lamp lighter of Winesburg hur- rying through the streets on a summer evening and holding a torch in his hand, Helen White standing by a window in the Winesburg post office and put- ting a stamp on an envelope.
You seen her at that Slavonic picnic last summer at Shellmound--that tall, nice-lookin' blonde that was with Butch Willows?
Well, she'd been runnin' with Butch Willows pretty steady, an' just because she could dance, Billy dances a lot with her.
An' Billy says--an' what d'ye think he said, with everybody lookin' on an' Butch with blood in his eye?
He's got a rep as a fighter, an' when he just stood back 'an' let Butch have his way, everybody knew he wasn't scared, or backin' down, or anything.
There would have been a fight, hard feelings, Butch turned into an enemy, and nothing profited to Lily.
Once out of their sight, Butch braked and I stepped out to circle back and stalk within shooting range.
better known as Butch to family, friends, and business associates, joined our company.
Tom Trail (R-Moscow), Republican Idaho congressman Butch Otter wanted to argue against the act, but party whip Tom DeLay "would not give him two minutes, and said if he spoke against it he would never win another office.
Staehle's Butch became so popular after his appearance on Post covers, he was also featured on calendars and playing cards from the 1940s to the mid-1960s, and Butch's likeness was used for figurines and toys.
Eva, 30, who plays Gabrielle in the hit show, has only been dating actor Butch Klein for three weeks.
Butch describes how opposition complicated nearly every facet of Sherwood's work.