butters

Definitions

Slang

  • adjective ugly. A term from black Caribbean usage that was adopted by UK adolescents from the mid-1990s. It is probably related to ‘buttocks’.
  • noun a newly qualified taxi driver. This item of taxi drivers’ jargon may derive from the catchphrase ‘a driver now – but for how long?’. Recorded in the Evening Standard, 22 April 1996.
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