Definitions

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

  • noun plural the fleshy part of the human body at the back of the hip, on which a person sits.

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  • noun Plural form of buttock.

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  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The treatments seem reasonable, although the page about checking babies for foot problems by inspecting the number and even-ness of the creases under their buttocks is a little strange.

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  • Report Abuse Wow, I just discovered that you can post the word buttocks, Time.com: Libya: Can There Be Liberation Without Leadership?

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  • Mr. Simms explores a variety of other possible derivations, including lud, a minced and, as the OED says, mocking form of lord, and luds, a term for buttocks.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Mr. Simms explores a variety of other possible derivations, including lud, a minced and, as the OED says, mocking form of lord, and luds, a term for buttocks.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Mr. Simms explores a variety of other possible derivations, including lud, a minced and, as the OED says, mocking form of lord, and luds, a term for buttocks.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Mr. Simms explores a variety of other possible derivations, including lud, a minced and, as the OED says, mocking form of lord, and luds, a term for buttocks.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • In American English up to about forty or fifty years ago, it meant "buttocks" -- but in present-day American English it survives only in the word "pratfall."

    On being linguistically defeated

  • we can't have the word buttocks in a comments posting without mentioning Sir Cyril Smith...

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  • Guess I might as well light some fire to that fat ass, he mused, like whipping her buttocks was a monotonous task.

    Stealing Candy

  • Guess I might as well light some fire to that fat ass, he mused, like whipping her buttocks was a monotonous task.

    Stealing Candy

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  • In my opinion, best pronounced as Forrest Gump does in the movie of the same name: "I got shot in the buttock."

    February 9, 2007

  • Three cheers for WeirdNet!

    November 29, 2007

  • Wow! It's...it's...correct!

    November 29, 2007

  • Hip hip... Huzzah!

    P.S. this is one of my sisters' favoritest words ever.

    November 29, 2007

  • Really? Talk about your weirdies.... ;->

    November 29, 2007

  • I just love the way this definition is worded, as if I keep body parts around the house, but reserve the fleshy ones in particular for sitting on.

    November 29, 2007

  • Good point, U. Would the Honourable Member for Dismemberment please come to order? Order!

    November 29, 2007

  • And why not sit on the fleshy ones? They're so comfortable, after all.

    November 29, 2007

  • That definition is bizarre.

    November 29, 2007

  • "'All this bell I have been twisting and turning like a soul in torment, trying to make out the Pomone behind and the Ringle... in front. My buttocks are a grief to me.'"

    --P. O'Brian, The Hundred Days, 131

    March 25, 2008