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butch

1. noun, slang A pejorative term likening a doctor to a butcher. I'll never go to that butch again, not since he misdiagnosed my infection and I wound up in the ER!
2. noun, slang A person who is masculine in appearance and/or sensibility. Typically used of lesbians and gay men who exhibit such traits. Some lesbians describe themselves as butches, some describe themselves as femmes, and others eschew labels altogether. Julie always dates butches.
3. adjective, slang Describing a person who is masculine in appearance and/or sensibility. Typically used of lesbians and gay men who exhibit such traits. Everyone Julie dates is butch. Some lesbians describe themselves as butch, some describe themselves as femme, and others eschew labels altogether.

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!
References in periodicals archive ?
The origins of the project are less intentional: A few years ago, Allen was hanging out with a butch friend who was pregnant, and was captivated by her.
To complement the indoor facilities, the Butch Harmon School of Golf is also offering summer golf lesson packages starting at AED 2,250, which includes six 50-minute tuition sessions, one nine-hole playing lesson, and a Butch Harmon School of Golf duffel bag, bag tag, and polo shirt.
(just because I hate it when people have to find a way to let me know they had sex this morning, not because the idea of a butch on her back is unappealing to me).
A somewhat larger proportion of the women--about two-thirds--specified their preference for a butch or femme partner in their ads, but a substantial majority (66 percent) were silent on this matter.
In our study, in fact, self-identified femmes were far more likely to request another femme as their partner than to request a butch type, at 56 percent versus 18 percent (with another 25 percent expressing no preference).
But I can't even go there and do that cause I'm a butch and they don't want me either.
The idea for Butch came about when Powell was sitting at a cafe and noticed a butch woman being approached by another woman who mistook her for a man.
An image of a butch dominates each panel and is accompanied by Lim's handwritten description of her experience.
Get the word out to mutual friends that you're looking, and be specific in personal ads that you're a butch looking for another butch.
Dear Lipstick and Dipstick: I'm bothered by lesbians who need to emulate heterosexuality by assigning quasi-gender roles (femme and butch) when I don't feel I need to be a butch, nor am I attracted to butches.
You don't have to be a butch woman to see that respecting their right to dress and look the way they wish is in everyone's best interests.
More alarmingly, several stories, including Joy Parks' "Touching Stone," are about fussy femmes a little too desperate to get down a butch's pants--and not to stroke her cock.
Howard: I enjoy acting and I'm a butch, so there's not necessarily a lot of roles for me out there.
There were some butch lesbians who had been transsexuals and then realized, "Oh, all I really needed was a butch lesbian community." And once they found that, they were happy, they didn't want to transition.