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or butt·in·ski  (bŭt-ĭn′skē)
n. pl. butt·in·skies also butt·in·skys or butt·in·skis Slang
One who is prone to butting in; a meddler.

[butt + in + -sky, last syllable in many Slavic surnames.]


informal a busybody


or butt•in•ski

(bʌtˈɪn ski)

n., pl. -skies or -skis.
Slang. a person who interferes in the affairs of others; meddler.
[1900–05, Amer.; butt in intrude + -sky, extracted from Slavic surnames]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buttinsky - a meddler who tends to butt in
meddler - an officious annoying person who interferes with others


Slang. A person given to intruding in other people's affairs:
Informal: kibitzer.
Archaic: pragmatic.
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And there's life, the buttinski, which will not take no for an answer and more and more dominates existence for me.
And if you don't want to do these things but your neighbor does, shut up--it's no concern of yours, Buttinski.
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