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butty1

[buht-ee] /ˈbʌt i/
noun, plural butties. British Dialect
1.
a slice of bread and butter.
2.
a sandwich.
Also, buttie.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; butt(er) + -y2

butty2

[buht-ee] /ˈbʌt i/
noun, plural butties. British Dialect
1.
a fellow worker or friend, especially in a coal mine.
Also, buttie.
Origin
1780-90; origin obscure
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British Dictionary definitions for butty

butty1

/ˈbʌtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
(mainly Northern English, dialect) a sandwich: a jam butty
Word Origin
C19: from buttered (bread)

butty2

/ˈbʌtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
(English, dialect) (esp in mining parlance) a friend or workmate
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from obsolete booty sharing, from boot², later applied to a middleman in a mine
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Word Origin and History for butty
n.

"slice of bread and butter," 1855, northern English, from butter (n.) + -y (2).

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