Translation of butcher in Spanish:


carnicero, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbʊtʃər/ /ˈbʊtʃə/


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    (meat dealer)
    carnicero masculine
    carnicera feminine
    butcher's (shop) carnicería
    • Markets often have butchers or cooked meat shops that specialize in the head and trotters, that is, the non-organ meats that are not suitable for stews and kebabs.
    • Yet another regulation about to impact on the local meat sector is a prohibition of cutting meat for wholesale in butchers ' shops.
    • We decided to sell direct to the customer in a shop, which would incorporate a traditional butcher's shop with cutting room and cold store.
    • Over the past two months, our selectors have been chopping and changing the side more in the manner of a butcher in a meat shop rather than making changes with any rationale behind them.
    • Another case for their records, another freak they can ogle and prod like a piece of meat in a butcher's shop.
    • Many groceries, butchers and cheese shops can be found along St-Laurent a few blocks south of Jean-Talon, with plenty of places to stop for an espresso along the way.
    • Health authorities traced the bacterial infection E.coli 0157 to a butcher's shop selling cooked meat pies.
    • There were vendors selling fruits and vegetables, butchers selling meats, tradesmen selling expensive cloths, and so on.
    • And there was a furrier and a butcher and a shop selling fine wines.
    • Ms Milburn said the raid had come about because of a tip-off from Bradford Council that they had seized meat at a Keighley butcher's shop which had been slaughtered at the farm.
    • I understand that a television programme had set out to expose the ‘black economy’ in selling meat to butchers and restaurants that had been illegally slaughtered.
    • Fat stock are animals that are sold to butchers for meat
    • Grocery stores did not sell meat, and the butchers did not usually have a late night.
    • It's now almost seven years since the last huge blaze when flames swept through historic wooden framed High Street buildings with the butcher's shop and betting office on the ground floor.
    • I want the butcher's shops, greengrocers and bakers and so forth that have now all moved to Clifton Moor and Monks Cross.
    • A family-run butcher and fishmonger shop in Witham is celebrating 50 years of trading.
    • People and carts ran throughout the dusty dirt streets and animals being traded or sold to butchers or other farmers crowded the path.
    • From August 1, butchers and other meat traders will no longer be able to send surplus or unfit meat to be disposed of at landfill rubbish sites.
    • The recent success of farmers selling meat direct to the public is being threatened by legislation to stop butchers cutting meat for sale anywhere but in their own shops.
    • One day at the butcher shop, the butcher's son picks on them.
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    asesino masculine
    asesina feminine
    → see also butchers
    • Just as providence protects drunks and fools, so it also spares the pseuds who make excuses for the butchers who have killed their neighbours.
    • I told him they were a bunch of murdering butchers and he didn't like that.
    • Up along the bay still seagulling like a mix of Welsh and Irish, bible black and pudding with fingers in his mouth - maybe his own this time, the slavering butcher, the killer in some eyes.
    • And all it does is, you know, reinvent his image as a murderer and as a butcher, and it reminds people of what people believe he did.
    • With a galactic reputation for being butchers, and ravenous executioners, the Rangers weren't known for leaving anyone alive after an operation.
    • ‘He is a butcher, he tortures people, kills them personally,’ Mr Rumsfeld said in Atlanta, Georgia.
    • It immediately made me think of serial killers and butchers.
    • He is the godfather of the settlement movement, a butcher and the master of a brutal and relentless occupation.
    • Their people will have an opportunity for democracy and freedom instead of being under the regime of this murderous butcher and his family.
    • No one can deny that Macbeth is a ruthless butcher and bloody fiend.
    • I figure that if people can wear a T-shirt that portrays a ruthless butcher that terrorized my country of birth as a hero, then I can wear a shirt proclaiming my views.

transitive verb

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    (cattle/pig) matar
    (cattle/pig) carnear Southern Cone
    • A ban on butchering downer cows - animals that stagger, can't walk, or exhibit other signs of BSE-will make no difference, either.
    • Scenes of milking, slaughtering and butchering cattle, and hunting wild cattle in swamps are also shown.
    • I recently stayed with some Bedouin tribes in Jordan, where the women did the bread-making while the men slaughtered and butchered the goat for us.
    • Researchers believe that Ebola is most commonly transmitted when people butcher infected apes for food.
    • But others were systematically butchered and prepared for food.
    • The ponies would be butchered in foreign slaughterhouses and could end up on menus in countries such as France, where the meat is a delicacy.
    • Although she observed no live cattle being butchered, she concluded that the plant's older-style equipment was ‘overloaded.’
    • One girl had watched her cousin butcher a sheep before and she thought we should get a whole animal.
    • The early humans butchered the elephant at the kill site and ate the meat raw, the archaeologists add.
    • Also, Mr Clarke can butcher a beast for his shop on a wooden block behind the counter.
    • Each year, Old Sturbridge Village butchers a pig in early December.
    • Other neighbors have found migrants butchering their newborn calves, opening water lines to drink - leaving them flowing - and stealing their trucks.
    • For example, the team recovered six larger stones known as cores, from which flint tools used for butchering the elephant were chipped.
    • Among this group were men who could do anything from butchering a cow to fixing a motor with a piece of wire or operating on a casualty with a jackknife.
    • Then he dragged out a small knife and began cleanly butchering the deer.
    • Therefore, last spring my husband spent several days butchering our winter rabbits.
    • The researchers found horse skulls and backbones in the villages, indicating that horses were butchered on site.
    • Whitewater's grandmother, who is the matriarch, decides which sheep are butchered and when.
    • Women do the daily cooking, while men butcher pigs for feasts.
    • I've even seen her helping to butcher cattle, much to the surprise of the soldiers.
    • I'm not familiar with the book, though I've read that the film version butchered the story a bit, cutting out major plot points and character development.
    • It was butchered by the studio and emerged shorn of 40 minutes in 1980.
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    (people) masacrar
    (people) hacer una carnicería con
    • They still exist in a time where an enemy is fit only to be butchered like an animal.
    • They'd be butchered, slaughtered like sheep before wave after wave of fierce counterattack.
    • They saw the soldiers butchering the inhabitants with no ‘enemy’ in sight.
    • Young men ran amok butchering strangers with swords.
    • Previous tapes did show hooded men butchering their captives.
    • This is a war that cannot be won by the military without butchering thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of their citizens.
    • Rebel and government forces butchered civilians.
    • The Glencoe massacre was an infamous episode in Scottish history when members of the MacDonald clan were butchered by government soldiers, led by a rival clan chief Robert Campbell.