"butcher" Definition

  1. the king in playing-cards. When card-playing in public houses was common, the kings were called butchers, the queens bitches, and the knaves jacks. The latter term is now in general use.

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Position in the dictionary: 449 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: butcher’s mourning, butter, butter-fingered, button, buttoner, buttons, butty, buz, buz-bloke, buz-man
Previous words in the dictionary: butcha, busy-sack, bustle, buster, bust, busker, busk, business, bus, bury a moll

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