South Wales slang for a male friend or acquaintance. See also butt
1. Alright butty, how be?
2. Don't mess with John, he's Mike Tyson's butty.
UK, term for a sandwich
Get us a sausage and egg butty from the shop, kidder
UK English term for a sandwich, particularly said from Birmingham upwards. The London equivalent would be "sarnie
Probably comes from the word butter.
"What've you got for your dinner?"
Not to be confused with a sandwich, a butty is formed by folding a single slice of buttered bread around whatever takes your fancy and is readily available (i.e. requiring no further preparation). In its purest form a true butty is filled with ingredients, in any combination, from a meal already underway. For example, if you are eating a "Full English" breakfast, you may butter a slice of bread and pile on any one or more of the items on your plate (e.g. egg, sausage, beans, black pudding, bacon, mushrooms). No food is excluded as a potential ingredient of a butty provided it is ready to eat at the time. The all-time favourite though must surely be chips (as known in the UK, french fries elsewhere).
Gorging on a butty is always a more joyful activity than eating a sandwich as it embodies the pleasure of mild gluttony, rather than being a technical exercise in meeting nutritional needs. The contents are selected in a spontaneous fashion and usually involve a certain excess, preferably challenging the structural integrity of the bread and hand control / oral capacity of the consumer.
Parent: "What did you have for lunch?"
Child: "Just a jam butty."
A sandwich, two slices of bread wiv stuff inside.
I made a chipbutty
, it was delish. Give us a eggbutty
and don't broke the yolk.
Welsh term for a friend or a pal. Used mainly in the Valleys by working class.
Alright butty, where u off en?
Butty is Welsh slang for friend, pal, mate, buddy etc.
It is mostly used around South Wales.
Evan: alright geeza, hows you doing today then?
Dai: i'm doing good, just hanging out with meh buttys see!