Definition of Butterball

1. Noun. A rotund individual.

Exact synonyms: Fat Person, Fatso, Fatty, Roly-poly
Generic synonyms: Large Person
Antonyms: Thin Person
Derivative terms: Fatty

2. Noun. Small North American diving duck; males have bushy head plumage.
Exact synonyms: Bucephela Albeola, Bufflehead, Dipper
Generic synonyms: Duck
Group relationships: Bucephala, Genus Bucephala

Definition of Butterball

1. n. The buffel duck.

Definition of Butterball

1. Noun. A round lump of a coagulated fat used in cooking such as butter, margarine, or a spread ¹

2. Noun. A type of turkey ¹

3. Noun. (derogatory) An overweight person. ¹

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Definition of Butterball

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Butterball

1. The buffel duck. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Butterball

butter knife
butter knives
butter lamp
butter of antimony
butter of arsenic
butter of bismuth
butter of tin
butter of zinc
butter oil
butter pear
butter pie
butter stools
butter tart
butter up
butter yellow
butterball (current term)

Literary usage of Butterball

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1836)
"Where the deuce my patronymic of butterball came from, I can't imagine. ... Jonathan butterball was the name of mine honored father, and such was the ..."

2. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1911)
"butterball. The butterball variety was first secured from the Rhode Island Agricultural Experiment Station in 1903 as "Early Japan," and it is probably one ..."

3. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1911)
"butterball. The butterball variety was first secured from the Rhode Island Agricultural Experiment Station in 1903 as "Early Japan," and it is probably one ..."

4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1916)
"The inscriptions on the paintings are as follows: PLATE III. Henderson March 19, 1815 No 71 44 The Spirit or butterball — Bufflehead PLATE IV. ..."

5. The Water-fowl Family by Leonard Cutler Sanford, Louis Bennett Bishop, Theodore Strong Van Dyke (1903)
"The butterball is common on both coasts, and is fond of shallow, ... Recently the butterball seem to have largely disappeared from the New England coast, ..."

6. California for the Sportsman: Being a Collection of Hints as to the Haunts by Al M. Cumming, Allan Dunn, Southern Pacific Company (1911)
"This course of action excludes the canvas- back, redhead, bluebill, ruddy, copper-eye, butterball and sawbill, which generally remain near the Bay shore and ..."

7. The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book by Victor Hirtzler (1919)
"butterball duck. Roast in hot oven for about twelve minutes. Assorted cakes. Any kind of small cakes. Serve on a compotier, on doily. ..."

8. The Cookbook for Men Whose Wives Don't Cook by Christopher Hamilton (2006)
"If you have to get a turkey, get a butterball. I'm not getting squat for endorsing products, but, man, buy a butterball even if all you can find is a frozen ..."

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