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Definitions of "Butu" (Slang)

Spelling Variations : bootu,


1. Butu


Definition

A person who has little or no social graces or manners. Being a butu is completely independent of your social class. Professor Rex Nettleford once correctly said, "A butu in a Benz is still a butu."


Example Sentences

Patois: "Look pon da gyal deh how she a c**k up har foot inna di people dem good-up good-up restaurant! She butu, eeh?
English: Look at that girl, why isn't her foot on the ground in the owners beautiful restaurant! She doesn't have any manners


Related Words

batty bwoy , Blabba mout , Cut eye , Fiyah bun ,



posted by L3ah on March 7, 2017


2. Butu (Noun)


English Translation

Hick


Definition

Mildly offensive term for a lower class person. This person is normally raised in a rural area and is generally uneducated to the point of not being familiar with the modern world.

This term is also used to refer to someone that lacks culture and social grace, especially. one that exhibits rural mannerisms, habits and preferences.


Example Sentences

Patois: A pure butu a go a di paati
English: There will be only hicks going to the party


Related Words

Hot Steppa , Baby madda , Badman , Bait ,



posted by jamrock13 on August 17, 2013



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