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