Definition of buttinsky in English:



North american
  • A person who habitually butts in; an intruder or meddler.

    • ‘But the adults kept on asking, and for a long time in pubescence, Skeeter would tell these buttinskies she was going to ‘be’ a nurse.’
    • ‘This is my prerogative, assumed due to my advancing age and vast experience of buttinskies.’
    • ‘It can be tempting to add your two cents as your husband is telling you yet another story about his controlling, manipulative, buttinsky mother.’
    • ‘And judging by the recent drop in downtown condo sales, the buttinskies might have a point.’
    • ‘She's the perfect wife for them to play him off of, being the ultimate buttinsky that she is.’
    • ‘As to what it means, Holly is a capable lady; she can figure it out with no input from us buttinskies.’
    • ‘They don't want to wait either, but most buttinskies don't care, because they know people generally won't say anything.’
    • ‘The overreaching buttinskies in the federal regulatory bureaucracy learned that they made a grievous error in mandating air bags in all vehicles.’
    • ‘What you do about your name is your choice, but the buttinskies of the world are going to have something to say about it whatever you choose.’
    • ‘To his critics, he is an anachronistic, dangerous buttinsky, motivated more by ego than civic good.’
    • ‘Other buttinskies are individuals with a strong need to ‘fix things.’’
    • ‘This is where I became the buttinsky neighbor.’
    • ‘Don't want to be a buttinsky or pushy but I'm all about helping.’
    meddler, interferer, mischief-maker, troublemaker, gossip, scandalmonger, muckraker, eavesdropper, intruder, ghoul, gawker
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