Butterball
Butterball But"ter*ball`, n. (Zo["o]l.) 1. The buffel duck. [1913 Webster]

2. a fat person or animal. [informal] [PJC]

3. a lump of butter rounded into a ball. [PJC]

4. [Trademark] a plump chicken or turkey prepared for cooking. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Butterball — brand of turkey and other poultry products produced by Butterball LLC, a joint venture of Smithfield Foods and Maxwell Farms. [ [http://www.smithfieldfoods.com/Investor/Press/press view.asp?ID=354 Smithfield Foods::Investor Information::Press… …   Wikipedia

  • butterball — ☆ butterball [but′ərbôl΄ ] n. 1. BUFFLEHEAD 2. Informal a fat person …   English World dictionary

  • butterball — noun Date: 1813 1. bufflehead 2. a chubby person …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • butterball — /but euhr bawl /, n. 1. Northeastern U.S. the bufflehead. 2. Informal. a chubby person. 3. an individual serving of butter shaped into a small sphere. [1930 35; BUTTER + BALL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • butterball — noun a) A type of turkey b) An overweight person …   Wiktionary

  • butterball — n American a fat person, a lard ass butternutsquatch …   Contemporary slang

  • butterball — n. bufflehead, type of small duck native to North America; fat person, overweight person (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • butterball — noun N. Amer. 1》 a plump bird, especially a turkey or bufflehead. 2》 informal, derogatory a fat person …   English new terms dictionary

  • butterball — noun (C) AmE informal someone who is fat, especially a child …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • butterball — but•ter•ball [[t]ˈbʌt ərˌbɔl[/t]] n. 1) inf a chubby person 2) dial. Northeastern U.S. the bufflehead 3) coo a small spherical pat of butter • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

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