Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 07/25/18 Buttery

Buttery (adjective)
buttery [buht-uh-ree]

1. like, containing, or spread with butter.
2. resembling butter, as in smoothness or softness of texture: a vest of buttery leather.
3. grossly flattering; smarmy.

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Origin: First recorded in 1350–1400, buttery is from the Middle English word buttry. See butter, -y


Buttery (noun)
[buht-uh-ree, buh-tree]

noun, plural but·ter·ies.
1. Chiefly New England. a room or rooms in which the provisions, wines, and liquors of a household are kept; pantry; larder.
2. a room in colleges, especially at Oxford and Cambridge universities, from which articles of food and drink are sold or dispensed to the students.

Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English boterie < Anglo-French, probably equivalent to bote butt + -erie -ery

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