One who slaughters animals, or dresses their flesh for market; one whose occupation it is to kill animals for food.
- One who slaughters and dresses animals for food or market.
- One who sells meats.
- One that kills brutally or indiscriminately.
- A vendor, especially one on a train or in a theater.
- One who bungles something.
- To slaughter or prepare (animals) for market.
- To kill brutally or indiscriminately.
- To botch; bungle: butcher a project; butchered the language.