Definition of butut in US English:



  • A monetary unit of Gambia, equal to one hundredth of a dalasi.

    • ‘The Gambia's currency is the Dalasi, which is divided into 100 bututs.’
    • ‘And after a long day of two hundred Form 1 students, that laughter was worth a whole lot more than twenty-five bututs.’
    • ‘Coins are in denominations of D1, and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 bututs.’
    • ‘He explained that in 1996 the top executive struck a deal with the Royal Mint, which has a plant at Llantrisant, for millions of Gambian bututs.’
    • ‘There are banknotes of 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 Gambian dalasis, as well as coins of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 bututs.’
    • ‘Coins are currently produced in denominations of 25 and 50 bututs, as well as 1 dalasi.’
    • ‘The children pay a nominal 50 bututs a day and this provides enough for fish to be added to the sauce that moistens the boiled rice.’
    • ‘The Dalasi is divided into 100 bututs, and there are coins for five, 10, 25 and 50 bututs, although apart form the 50 these are rarely seen.’
    • ‘Small plastic bags of cold water are always on sale at bus/taxis garages in West Africa for a few bututs (1 Dalasi = 100 Bututs in Gambian currency).’
    • ‘Lower denominations such as 1, 5, 10 bututs don't circulate because of the effects of inflation which have rendered the coins worthless in day-to-day commerce.’
    • ‘One dalasi equals 100 bututs.’
    • ‘Earnings per share decreased by 52% to 233 bututs in 2005 from 462 bututs in 2004 and dividend per share decreased by 23% to 250 bututs from 325 bututs in 2004, whilst shareholders’ funds increased by 19% to D208m from D217m in the same period.’


A local word.