silent butler

si·lent but·ler
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sahy-luh nt buht-ler]
    • /ˈsaɪ lənt ˈbʌt lər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sahy-luh nt buht-ler]
    • /ˈsaɪ lənt ˈbʌt lər/

Definitions of silent butler words

  • noun silent butler a small receptacle having a handle and a hinged lid, used for collecting the contents of ashtrays, crumbs from a dinner table, etc., for disposal. 1
  • noun silent butler a dish with a hinged cover and a handle, in which to empty ashtrays, brush crumbs, etc. 0

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Origin of silent butler

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
First recorded in 1935-40

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Parts of speech for Silent butler


silent butler popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 72% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

silent butler usage trend in Literature

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