An adaptation of the cockney Rhyming Slang "Bucthers Hook" (to look) made by locals from the Isle of Wight, England. In this case it's been used to discribe petty persistent criminals or a crook, hence the Butchers bit (butchers hook - crook).Beleived to have started primarily in the West of the Island in the early 1980's. Then went on to pervade the island and some parts of the near mainland. Now it is used to describe any Kind of criminal activity from torching a car to burglary and shoplifting.
Oii nipper did you read about butchers in the paper. Been caught shopliftling again.
by Red Lion March 26, 2007
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
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
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
(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 20, 2004