stickybeak; an interfering person (in the form of a mock Russian name, from "butt in" - to interrupt + -ski, a Russian name element)

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  • buttinski — n American someone who interferes, someone who butts in . A humorous imitation of a Yid dish or a Slavic surname. The jocular ski suffix is popular among high school and college students, for instance. ► This is probably not any of my business,… …   Contemporary slang

  • buttinski — noun see buttinsky …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • buttinski — Australian Slang stickybeak; an interfering person (in the form of a mock Russian name, from butt in to interrupt + ski, a Russian name element) …   English dialects glossary

  • buttinski — /bʌˈtɪnski/ (say bu tinskee) noun Colloquial 1. a stickybeak; an interfering person. 2. a telephone device enabling a technician to cut into a local cable and speak to a subscriber, as when a fault is being repaired. {US (1900s); from butt in… …   Australian English dictionary

  • buttinsky — AND buttinski [ba tmski] n. someone who interrupts; someone who gets involved in other people’s business. □ Frank is such a buttinsky. □ I hate to be a buttinski, but what are you talking about? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • buttinsky — also buttinski noun (plural skies) Etymology: butt in + sky, ski (last element in Slavic surnames) Date: 1902 a person given to butting in ; a troublesome meddler …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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