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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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butch

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

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

[ˈbʊtʃ] adj
[man] → costaud, viril
[woman] → costaude, masculine
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

butch

adj (inf) clothes, hairstyle, mannermaskulin
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butch

[bʊtʃ] adj (woman) (pej) → mascolina; (man) → macho inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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