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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?"
"Cheese butties."
by Noodle May 14, 2005
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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.

Enjoy! :-D
Parent: "What did you have for lunch?"
Child: "Just a jam butty."
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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.
by Teddybuoy November 05, 2005
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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.
by porth84 February 15, 2005
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Welsh term for a friend or a pal. Used mainly in the Valleys by working class.
Alright butty, where u off en?
by Gareth Owen June 11, 2005
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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!
by improbablyjesuss February 25, 2009
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