Sexual DictionaryDictionary of the F-Word


1. Masculine, macho , virile , or tough, regardless of gender or gender-identity . Synonym: bull .


(1) Cyber-chatter Iceman, Angela Bennett (Sandra Bullock) and Cyberbob in The Net (1995):
-- Iceman: ' So, what do you want in a man? '
-- Angela: ' Butch, beautiful, brilliant, Captain America meets Albert Schweitzer. Spends all day dashing into the Free while making world safe for democracy; at night playing Bach Cantatas while curing cancer .'
-- Cyberbob: 'Settle for a guy who puts the seat down? '

(2) Captain (Geoffrey Lewis) to Cash (Kurt Rusell) dressed in-drags in Tango and Cash (1989): ' I suggest you slip-into something a little more butch .'

2. Noun and adjective to describe a masculine-looking lesbian , especially one who dresses and behaves in a stylized masculine manner; a mannish lesbian .
Synonyms: boon-dagger ; boonch ; bootch ; bull ; bull-bitch ; bull-dagger ; bull-dike(r); bull-dogger ; bumper ; butch-lesbian ; butch-dagger ; butz ; diesel-dyke ; dike ; dyke ; top-sergeant .

3. In lesbian relationships, the partner who assumes the active or dominant (male-identified) role as opposed to femme , the passive or submissive (female-identified) partner .
See also: femme ; butch/femme.

4. In gay parlance: a) butch is synonymous with active , top , dominant ; b) a butch-number , is a virile , but non-accessible heterosexual male. He's strictly butch, all-man .

5. In teenspeak, a close-cropped haircut. Synonym: crew cut .

See Also: androdyke, androgynous dyke, B-girl, baby dyke, biffa, boon dagger, boonch, bootch, bull, bull bitch, bull-dagger, bull-dike, bull-diker, bull-dogger, butch, butch dagger, butch femme, butch it up, butch lesbian, butch mafia, butched up, butz, Califia, camp it up, camp something up, camper, clean it up, clean up, crew-cut queen, dagger, diesel dyke, dike, dinky dyke, dyke, dyke-o-saurus, flannel-shirt dyke, gaychick, hairy Mary, hermaphrodite dyke, hermaphrodyke, macho-fem, mantee walk, molly dyke, non-conforming gender, nonconforming gender, roarer, semi-diesel, sergeant, soft butch, stone butch, stone femme, top-sergeant, transcengender, transgendered, transgressively gendered

Quotes Containing butch:
Butch (Paul Newman) in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969): ''Boy! I''ve got vision and the rest of the world wears-bifocals .''
Sharon Winters (Dtscry Walker) in A Smell of Honey, A Swallow of Brine (1966): ''I may be a bitch , but I''ll never be butch!''

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