(past participle)

When a task has been performed to a deplorable standard.

When something has been damaged completely.



Synonymous with: ruined, messed up, slaughtered, botched, bungled
I'm never using those those manufacturers again -- They completely butchered the design.
(They changed my design to an unrecoverable extent)


My answer *should* be right.. ..unless of-course I've butchered the working somewhere...
(My answer should be correct unless I've made a mistake in my working to the problem)


Avondale College butchered those chaps from MAGS.
(The team from Avondale college soundly beat the team from Mount Albert Grammar School)
by LGD May 19, 2004
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To pussy out or epically fail, specifically in terms of drinking alcohol.
'ugh, steve totally butchered it last night. no chance of me finishing.'

'completely butchered that pint, couldnt even down it.'
by LMCK May 16, 2010
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To butcher - To not do justice to the original work or enactment.
"Dude, he's totally butchering it the song !"
by Michael van Horen September 25, 2006
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an amazing and sexy drummer from the band The Academy is...
"It's Freakin Scooter time!" said The Butcher.
by Fueled_by_Sam October 25, 2007
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In cockney rhyming slang, to "have a butcher's" means to have a look, from the rhyming slang "butcher's hook".
Let's have a buthcer's around the grounds then, shall we?
by Santi July 11, 2005
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Here let's have a butchers at that! (notso commonly - 'Here let's have a butchers hook at that!)
by Ollie Ford May 8, 2008
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