buttercup (plural buttercups)
- Any of many herbs, of the genus Ranunculus, having yellow flowers; the crowfoot.
- Any flower of the genus Narcissus; a daffodil.
- Affectionate or ironic term of address.
- 1957, “All Shook Up”, Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley (lyrics), performed by Elvis Presley:
- When she touched my hand, what a chill I got
Her lips are like a volcano that's hot
I'm proud to say that she's my buttercup.
I'm in love - I'm all shook up.
- 1987, Joyce Brandon, Lady and the Lawman, page 346:
- Listen, buttercup, you're damned good in bed. They don't come any better, but I'm really not interested in playing second fiddle to your camera or your young lovers.
Derived terms edit
herb of the genus Ranunculus
flower of the genus Narcissus — see daffodil