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but, butt, butt
On the other hand; yet; other than; except: There are usually 12 in a dozen but there are 13 in a baker’s dozen.
1. The larger or thicker end of anything: The butcher said the butt end of the ham would make a great meal when cooked properly.
2. The unused end of a cigar or cigarette: The street person picked up the butt of the cigar to try to smoke it.
3. A target for abuse or ridicule: The senator was often the butt of the chairman’s jokes.
To put end to end, to adjoin: The builders will make sure the two pieces of lumber butt exactly before completing the construction of the new wall.
Ross is often the butt of his sister's sense of humor, but he tends to be calm and smokes the butt of his cigar while thinking of a response.
buttock, butt, rump
1. Either of the two rounded prominences on the human torso that are posterior to the hips and formed by the gluteal muscles and underlying structures.
2. The similar part of the body on certain mammals.
3. Either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump or the part of the body that people sit on.
The hind-quarters or buttocks of an animal or the part of a quadruped that corresponds to the human buttocks.
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