Definitions

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  • n. bottom, bum

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

  • n. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

Etymologies

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From French derrière, meaning behind or bottom

Examples

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  • They ain't broke, so they put on airs,

    the faux folks sans derrieres

    They breathe coke and have affairs

    with each passing rock star

    They come on like squares

    then get off like squirrels

    I hate California girls

    (California girls, by The Magnetic Fields)

    February 27, 2011

  • Also, in French, the polite response to thanks.

    October 1, 2008