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butterball

[buht-er-bawl] /ˈbʌt ərˌbɔl/
noun
1.
Northeastern U.S. the bufflehead.
2.
Informal. a chubby person.
3.
an individual serving of butter shaped into a small sphere.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; butter + ball1
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  • butterball works closely with growers to better ensure that they properly maintain and operate the practices.
British Dictionary definitions for butterball

butterball

/ˈbʌtəˌbɔːl/
noun (US)
1.
another name for bufflehead
2.
(informal, derogatory) a chubby or fat person
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butterball

noun

Any plump person: Short and plump. A real butterball/ But butterball? That's on a par with pleasingly plump

[1940s+; The simile ''as fat as a butterball'' occurs from the mid-1800s]


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