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noun [countable] butt pronunciation in American English /bʌt/
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singularbutt
pluralbutts
  1. 1
    informal the part of your body that you sit on
    They ought to get off their butts and go back to work.
    a pain in the butt: That old computer is a pain in the butt!
    See also kick1
  2. 2
    the part of a cigarette or cigar that is left after you have finished smoking it
    1. a.
      the end of the handle of a gun or tool
      He was hit over the head with a rifle butt.
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  3. 4
    the act of hitting someone with your head
    a head-butt
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