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|Origin:||but 'target, goal, end'|
the part of your body that you sit on [= buttocks]:
part of your bodyAmerican English informal
a baby's soft little butt
➔ be a pain in the buttat pain1 (3)
the end of a cigarette after most of it has been smoked
to be the person or thing that other people often make jokes about:
Paul quickly became the butt of everyone's jokes.
the thick end of the handle of a gun:
a rifle butt
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used to rudely tell someone to go somewhere or do something:
Kevin, get your butt over here!
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to work, play etc very hard:
I worked my butt off in college.
a large round container for collecting or storing liquids:
containerD British English
a rainwater butt
the act of hitting someone with your head