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Butter (1) stick with a butter knife.
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English

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Etymology

Old English butere < a West Germanic borrowing of Latin butyrum < Greek βούτυρον boutyron (perhaps literally ‘cow-cheese’, from βούς bous ‘ox, cow’ + τυρός tyros ‘cheese’). The West Germanic source also gave Dutch boter, German Butter.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
butter

Plural
-

butter (-)
  1. (uncountable) A soft, fatty foodstuff made by churning the cream of milk (generally cow's milk).
  2. (countable) (obsolete) (chemistry) Any specific soft substance
  3. (uncountable) Any of various foodstuffs made from other foods or oils, similar in consistency to, eaten like or intended as a substitute for butter (preceded by the name of the food used to make it).
    peanut butter

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Verb

Infinitive
to butter

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to butter (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To spread butter on.
    Butter the toast.

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Swedish

Adjective

Inflections of
butter
Absolute Comparative Superlative
Attributive Predicative
Indefinite
singular
Common butter buttrare buttrast
Neuter buttert
Definite
singular
Masc. buttre buttraste
All buttra buttraste
Plural buttra buttraste

butter

  1. grumpy

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