butch

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butch

(bʊtʃ)
1. n. a physician. (Derogatory. From butcher.) The butch at the infirmary was no help at all.
2. mod. virile and masculine. (In a homosexual context.) Really, Clare. How butch!
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One of the consequences of the leadership role played by butches in this time period is that most of the sources for this study are butches, even though several acknowledge that with the years they have relaxed their standards.
It turns out that one consequence of assuming a seven-day-a-week butch identity was that one could not work in ordinary women's jobs: butches in the 1950s, then, were confined to cab driving, bar tending, some types of factory work, or unemployment.