One who buttles. Often responsible for murders in country house mysteries.

Famous (fictional) butlers include:

Butler was also a character in the lame British sitcom On The Buses.

But"ler (?), n. [OE. boteler, F. bouteillier a bottle-bearer, a cupbearer, fr. LL. buticularius, fr. buticula bottle. See Bottle a hollow vessel.]

An officer in a king's or a nobleman's household, whose principal business it is to take charge of the liquors, plate, etc.; the head servant in a large house.

The butler and the baker of the king of Egypt. Gen. xl. 5.

Your wine locked up, your butler strolled abroad. Pope.


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