Definitions

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

  • noun An extreme accumulation of fat on the buttocks.

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  • noun an excessive accumulation of fat on the buttocks

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  • noun an extreme accumulation of fat on the buttocks

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[steato– + Greek pugē, rump + –ia.]

Examples

  • Chip Ahoy: if you were inclined to check another word, try 'steatopygia'.

    "After the first lady drew criticism for looking angry..."

  • The women have such pronounced "steatopygia" that a mother who needs to carry her toddler on her back will have the child throw his arms around her neck and stand on her remarkably protuberant, gravity-defying buttocks.

    The Andamanese and Human Biodiversity Conservation

  • The women have such pronounced "steatopygia" that a mother who needs to carry her toddler on her back will have the child throw his arms around her neck and stand on her remarkably protuberant, gravity-defying buttocks.

    Archive 2004-12-26

  • Rear seats are cramped, boot space is compromised and the bulging rear end gives them a bad case of steatopygia eh?

    Car review: VW Golf Cabriolet

  • These focused on her physical characteristics, including her pronounced steatopygia (an accumulation of fat on the buttocks).

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • This barely noticeable backward thrust of the legs also enhances the impression of protruding buttocks, the technical term for which is steatopygia, defined as an excessive accumulation of fat on the buttocks.

    The Barbie Chronicles

  • This barely noticeable backward thrust of the legs also enhances the impression of protruding buttocks, the technical term for which is steatopygia, defined as an excessive accumulation of fat on the buttocks.

    The Barbie Chronicles

  • It is certainly not an accidental coincidence that it is precisely among people of black race that we find a simulation of the large pelvis of the higher races admired and cultivated in the form of steatopygia.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 Sexual Selection In Man

  • True steatopygia only exists among Bushman and Hottentot women, and among the peoples who are by blood connected with them.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 Sexual Selection In Man

  • The spine is in Spain very curved, producing what is termed _ensellure_, or saddle-back -- a characteristic which gives great flexibility to the back and prominence to the gluteal regions, sometimes slightly simulating steatopygia.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 Sexual Selection In Man

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