butler vs pantryman what difference

what is difference between butler and pantryman

English

Etymology

From Middle English butler, butlere, boteler, botelere, from Old French buttiler, butiller, boteillier (officer in charge of wine), from Medieval Latin botellārius, equivalent to bottle +‎ -er.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbʌt.lə(ɹ)/
  • (US) enPR: bŭtʹ-lər, IPA(key): /ˈbʌt.lɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌtlə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: but‧ler

Noun

butler (plural butlers)

  1. A manservant having charge of wines and liquors.
  2. The chief male servant of a household who has charge of other employees, receives guests, directs the serving of meals, and performs various personal services.
  3. A valet, a male personal attendant.

Derived terms

  • buttle (backformation)

Related terms

  • butt (large cask)

Translations

Verb

butler (third-person singular simple present butlers, present participle butlering, simple past and past participle butlered)

  1. To buttle, to dispense wines or liquors; to take the place of a butler.

References

Anagrams

  • turbel

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English butler.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʏt.lər/
  • Hyphenation: but‧ler

Noun

butler m (plural butlers, diminutive butlertje n)

  1. A butler (chief male servant of a household; valet; booze manservant).


English

Etymology

pantry +‎ -man

Noun

pantryman (plural pantrymen)

  1. A person in charge of the pantry, or food store, on a ship, train, or other transport where food is kept for passengers and crew. Also in a hospital, school, or hotel, etc.

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