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1. slang An instruction, usually said in frustration, for someone to stop intruding in one's business or conversation. Butt out, sis—I don't need your opinion on everything I do!
2. slang To leave a place hastily. We butted out of the party when we heard sirens approaching.
to exit [as abruptly as one has intruded]. (Compare this with butt in (on someone or something). Usually a command.) Butt out! Leave me alone! Please butt out of my life!
to not get involved in something Teens usually think their parents should just butt out of their lives.
Usage notes: often used as an order: This is none of your business, so just butt out!
1. To stop interfering or meddling in someone's affairs. Often used as a command: Butt out!—This conversation is none of your business! I wish you'd butt out when I'm trying to talk to my boss.
2. To leave some place hastily; depart: If anyone sees us, let's butt out of the room. The thieves stole my bag and butted out.