Butter in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is butter a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word butter is a Scrabble US word. The word butter is worth 8 points in Scrabble:

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Yes. The word butter is a Scrabble UK word and has 8 points:

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Definitions and meaning of butter

butter

Pronunciation

  • enPR: bŭʹtər, IPA(key): /ˈbʌtəɹ/
      • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbʌtə/, [ˈbɐtʰə]
      • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈbʌtɚ/, [ˈbʌɾɚ]
      • (Scotland, Wales) IPA(key): /ˈbʌtɚ/, [ˈbʌʔɚ], /ˈbʌtɻ/
  • (Northern England, Midlands) IPA(key): /ˈbʊtə/
  • Rhymes: -ʌtə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: but‧ter

Etymology 1

From Middle English buter, butter, from Old English butere, from Proto-West Germanic *buterā, from Latin būtȳrum, from Ancient Greek βούτῡρον (boútūron, cow cheese), compound of βοῦς (boûs, ox, cow) and τῡρός (tūrós, cheese).

Noun

butter (usually uncountable, plural butters)

  1. A soft, fatty foodstuff made by churning the cream of milk (generally cow's milk).
  2. Any of various foodstuffs made from other foods or oils, similar in consistency to, eaten like or intended as a substitute for butter (preceded by the name of the food used to make it).
  3. (obsolete, chemistry) Any specific soft substance.
  4. (aviation, slang) A smooth plane landing.
Derived terms
Related terms
  • butterfly
  • butter-ham
Translations

Verb

butter (third-person singular simple present butters, present participle buttering, simple past and past participle buttered)

  1. (transitive) To spread butter on.
  2. To move one's weight backwards or forwards onto the tips or tails of one's skis or snowboard so only the tip or tail is in contact with the snow.
  3. (slang, obsolete, transitive) To increase (stakes) at every throw of dice, or every game.
Derived terms
Translations
See also
  • butyraceous
  • ghee

Etymology 2

butt +‎ -er

Noun

butter (plural butters)

  1. Someone who butts, or who butts in.
    • 2005, David E. Fastovsky, David B. Weishampel, The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs (page 156)
      [] these animals lacked self-correcting mechanisms of the kind seen in modern head-butters such as goats and big-horn sheep that would have kept the tremendous forces aligned with the rest of the skeleton.

Etymology 3

Derived from the aviation slang term

Adjective

butter (comparative more butter, superlative most butter)

  1. Very smooth, very soft
    That landing was total butter!

French

Etymology

From butte.

Pronunciation

Verb

butter

  1. to heap

Conjugation

Further reading

  • “butter” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

German

Verb

butter

  1. inflection of buttern:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative

Lombard

Noun

butter

  1. butter

Middle English

Noun

butter

  1. Alternative form of buter

Swedish

Adjective

butter (comparative buttrare, superlative buttrast)

  1. grumpy

Declension

Anagrams

  • brutet, buttre

West Flemish

Noun

butter ?

  1. Alternative form of beuter

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to spread with a milk product.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)