Synonyms of butcher in English:

butcher


See definition of butcher

noun

1‘a butcher's shop’

SYNONYMS

meat seller, meat merchant, meat trader

slaughterer, slaughterman

Scottish archaic flesher

2‘a callous butcher of men’

SYNONYMS

murderer, mass murderer, slaughterer, killer, assassin, serial killer, homicidal maniac, destroyer, terminator, liquidator

literary slayer

dated cut-throat, homicide


verb

1‘the goat was then butchered and skinned’

SYNONYMS

slaughter, cut up, carve up, slice up, joint, prepare, dress

2‘they rounded up and butchered 150 people’

SYNONYMS

massacre, murder, slaughter, kill, put to death, dispatch, dispose of, destroy, exterminate, liquidate, eliminate, terminate, assassinate, put to the sword, cut down, cut to pieces

literary slay

3‘the film was butchered by the studio’

SYNONYMS

spoil, ruin, mar, mutilate, mangle, cut about, mess up, make a mess of, wreck

informal murder, make a hash of, muck up, screw up, louse up