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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!
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My Butch Career reveals Newton as a narrator who is both an objective storyteller and an emotional raconteur.
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Of course, Uncle Butch wasn't my uncle; he was Grandpa's uncle, or, rather, great-uncle, which meant that he was some distance removed from me.
He was pulled away on business before I got an answer, but Butch later put that question into focus.
"Butch already knows what Mayor wants or doesn't want.
"You tell us what you need and we'll provide a solution," Butch pledges.
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Sky don't have many weaknesses in their commentary ranks but their golf team is in need of a refresh because when Butch isn't about it's often dull.
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Independent oil and gas company Faroe Petroleum, which is focused on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in the Atlantic margin, the North Sea and Norway, on Monday announced the spudding of the first of two back-to back-wells in Licence PL405/PL405B, the Butch East exploration well 8/10-5S (Faroe 15%).
I turned around and saw Butch standing there, glaring at me.
In the past, "butch" and "femme" were adjectives, generally followed by the word "lesbian." Contributor S.
Fireworks can be a lot of fun, Butch, but they can also be very dangerous.
Keren Lehavot from the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, USA and her collaborators revealed that women who are more butch report more abuse in childhood, particularly physical and emotional neglect, while women who identify as femme, and have a more feminine appearance, report more adult sexual assaults.