AskDefine | Define buttery

Dictionary Definition

buttery adj
1 unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; "buttery praise"; "gave him a fulsome introduction"; "an oily sycophantic press agent"; "oleaginous hypocrisy"; "smarmy self-importance"; "the unctuous Uriah Heep" [syn: fulsome, oily, oleaginous, smarmy, unctuous]
2 resembling or containing or spread with butter; "a rich buttery cake"


1 a small storeroom for storing foods or wines [syn: pantry, larder]
2 a teashop where students in British universities can purchase light meals

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Made with or tasting of butter.
    The buttery-tasting cookie was actually made with margarine, but you couldn't tell by tasting it.
  2. Resembling butter in some way.
    The old paper was a buttery color you no longer get.

Derived terms


  1. A room for keeping food or beverages.
  2. A room in a university where snacks are sold.

Extensive Definition

Buttery may mean:
  • Buttery (bread), a type of Scottish bread roll
  • Buttery (shop), an eating-place or food storeroom
  • Buttery (adjective), having the qualities, consistency, or appearance of butter
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