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  • If you've got a cutie

    Who's a real cute patootie,

    keep him under your hat.

    Remember there's a dozen dolls fer every Dan ....

    Calamity Jane, or some other Western personage

    September 27, 2014

  • Of The Booty.

    September 25, 2014

  • stilt-skin??

    September 24, 2014

  • Of the Bailey?

    September 24, 2014

  • Rumpal.

    September 24, 2014

  • Buttockial is just fine. No need to callipygian-hole it as something else.

    September 22, 2014

  • This just screams folk etymology. A search on Google and Google Books for "my petuti" and "horse's petuti" show the spelling 'petuti' only goes back to about 2002. "Horse's patootie" can be found in Don Ryan's 1930 novel A Roman Holiday (a considerable antedating to the OED's 1959 in this sense).

    It is not clear how we get from the slightly earlier "hot patootie" and "sweet patootie" to a buttockial* patootie, but petunias don't seem to be involved.

    * there must be a better word than that. Natal?

    September 22, 2014

  • This could be a folk etymology for patootie with a spelling adapted to support the tale.

    September 22, 2014

  • this isn't patootie?

    September 22, 2014

  • Petuti originated as the word Petunia. I had a lady tell me 40 years ago, and she was in her 90s, that back in the horse and buggy days, the horse's anus was called a Petunia because it looks like the flower petunia right after a horse deficates.  A person would sarcastically say that a person was as lovely as  a petunia.  Later, the nicer way to say it was petuti. Back then, they would say someone looked like a horses petuti. True story 

    September 22, 2014