from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The buttocks; the rump.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The back part or aspect of anything; the part opposite to the front, or behind that which is presented to a spectator.
  • noun Specifically The hind part of an animal; the rump: often (vulgarly) in the plural.
  • noun The back premises, back yard, or out-buildings attached to a dwelling; also, the privy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The hinder part, posteriors, or rump of a person or animal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The side of something that is opposite the front.
  • noun The buttocks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the side of an object that is opposite its front
  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on


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