butt in v.
1. to interfere, to make a nuisance of oneself.
|Fables in Sl. 49: One Student [...] whose people butt into the Society Column with Sickening Regularity.|
|Toothsome Tales Told in Sl. 68: He used to [...] butt in to see Maxine.|
|First Hundred Thousand (1918) 214: As yet we have received no invitation to ‘butt in’.|
|Twenty Years on Broadway 46: Josie started high-signing me again to quit ‘butting in’ .|
|Right Ho, Jeeves 60: Don’t you start butting in.|
|Battlers 253: It’s a wonder he ain’t been a bloody deceased corpse himself before now, the way he butts in.|
|Jennings’ Diary 69: What did you want to butt in and make me waste my last shot for?|
|Addict in the Street (1966) 154: My husband didn’t butt in too much.|
|Nova Apr. 95: I don’t want to butt in.|
|Fields of Fire (1980) 185: Assholes here ain’t got any right to butt in. So butt the hell out!|
|Rhyme Stew (1990) 12: Her Ladyship butts in and yells, / ‘The cat is right! That’s not the bells!’.|
|Guardian G2 2 Aug. 7: I feel impelled to butt in. But my child is now 20 and can manage without her mother.|
|Portable Promised Land (ms.) 40: And Sugar Lips was bout to sign one ah them contracts when somethin butted in.|
2. to arrive.
|Down the Line 48: She’d have a happier time if we tramped down to the tunnel and butted in among the Italians just as the twelve o’clock whistle blew.|
|Actors’ Boarding House (1906) 176: It wasn’t every tenderfoot who butted into a mining country and made good.|
|Call It Sleep (1977) 148: A raw jade like yourself ought to learn a little more before she butts into America.|
|Billy Bunter at Butlins 109: Like your cheek to butt in here at all, in my Holiday Camp.|
|Lily on the Dustbin 96: That ‘jumped up’ young woman from the new house ‘down the road’, a real ‘parve’ (parvenue) or ‘Johnny come lately’, ‘butted in’ and got served out of turn by the ‘skirt happy’ butcher’s offsider.|