Definition of but adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bət//
; NAmE NAmE//bət//
; BrE strong form BrE//bʌt//
; NAmE strong form NAmE//bʌt//
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only I don't think we'll manage it. Still, we can but try. There were a lot of famous people there: Lady Gaga and Hugh Jackman, to name but two. Word OriginOld English be-ūtan, būtan, būta ‘outside, without, except’ (see by, out).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: but