Definition of butler noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbʌtlə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌtlər//
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the main male servant in a large house The butler announced that dinner was served. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French bouteillier ‘cup-bearer’, from bouteille ‘bottle’.
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