US: /ˈbʊtʃɝ/
UK: /bˈʊt‍ʃɐ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

butcher /'butʃə/
  • danh từ
    • người hàng thịt; đồ tễ
    • kẻ hung bạo, kẻ hay tàn sát
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) người bán hàng kẹo, hoa quả, thuốc lá... trên xe lửa
    • mồi giả để câu cá hồi
    • butcher's bill
      • (xem) bill
    • butcher's meat
      • thịt lợn, thịt bò
  • ngoại động từ
    • giết, mổ (lợn, bò...)
    • giết chóc tàn sát
    • (nghĩa bóng) làm sai lạc, làm hỏng (một đoạn văn, một bản nhạc khi đọc, khi in, khi trình diễn...
    • mạt sát

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
1 a person whose job is cutting up and selling meat in a shop/store or killing animals for this purpose
2 (butcher's) (plural butchers) a shop/store that sells meat: He owns the butcher's in the main street.
3 a person who kills people in a cruel and violent way
Idioms: have / take a butcher's (BrE, slang) to have a look at sth
ORIGIN From rhyming slang, in which butcher's hook stands for 'look'.
+ verb [VN]
1 to kill people in a very cruel and violent way
2 to kill animals and cut them up for use as meat
3 (especially AmE) to spoil sth by doing it very badly: The script was good, but those guys butchered it.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 murderer, slaughterer, killer, ripper, cutthroat, executioner, annihilator:
That cold-blooded butcher dismembered his victims after strangling them.
2 destroyer, bungler, muddler:
Look what that butcher of a tailor has done to my suit!
3 slaughter, massacre, murder, cut or hack or hew to pieces, dismember, disembowel, exterminate, annihilate, kill, liquidate:
The entire crew was butchered by the islanders.
4 botch, bungle, foul up, Colloq mess up, make a mess or hash of; Slang louse up, screw up, Brit bollocks or ballocks up, US bollix up; Taboo fuck up:
He butchered the restoration of my antique cabinet.

Collocation dictionary


local | halal, kosher | master

More information about JOB


be, work as ~
She's a well-known writer. Her father, a trained chef, now works as a bus driver.

study to be, train as, train to be ~
She trained as a painter and sculptor.

start (work) as ~
He started work as a trainee chef.

become, qualify as ~
She qualified as a vet last year.

employ (sb as), have
The company employs more than 1500 engineers.

engage (sb as), get, hire (sb as), recruit, take on ~
They have recruited a new designer.

appoint, appoint sb (as), make sb ~
are usually used with academic, official or highly responsible jobs:He was appointed Professor of Law at Yale. At 39 she was made chairman of the board.

dismiss, fire, sack ~
The club have sacked their coach.

Concise English dictionary

+a retailer of meat
+a brutal indiscriminate murderer
+a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market
+someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
+kill (animals) usually for food consumption