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Parf of speech: Adjective, OED Year: 1902, OED Evaluation: Originally U.S.

A tough youth or man

Yeah, sh-- she- her name is ah, a- Bern. I'm not going to say her last name but um, yeah she's whimpy, um we saw her come in and we're like "Oh my gosh." Like she's really tall and kind of butch looking. She's a girl.
Manlike or masculine in appearance
Yeah, they're pretty butch around here. Um, some of them are okay. We had a few nerds um, butch is common I-guess. Um, I-don't-know, the high-school kids always intimidate little kids like me, like I just- I just want to stay away from them because I thought they were all mean.
Manlike or masculine in appearance