butties

buttie

[buht-ee]
noun British Dialect.
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butty

1 [buht-ee]
noun, plural butties. British Dialect.
1.
a slice of bread and butter.
2.
a sandwich.
Also, buttie.


Origin:
1850–55; butt(er) + -y2

butty

2 [buht-ee]
noun, plural butties. British Dialect.
a fellow worker or friend, especially in a coal mine.
Also, buttie.


Origin:
1780–90; origin obscure

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butty1 (ˈbʌtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
dialect chiefly (Northern English) a sandwich: a jam butty
 
[C19: from buttered (bread)]

butty2 (ˈbʌtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
dialect (English) (esp in mining parlance) a friend or workmate
 
[C19: perhaps from obsolete booty sharing, from boot², later applied to a middleman in a mine]

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