buttock
noun Etymology: Middle English buttok — more at butt Date: 14th century 1. the back of a hip that forms one of the fleshy parts on which a person sits 2. plural a. the seat of the body b. rump 1a

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  • Buttock — But tock, n. [From {Butt} an end.] 1. The part at the back of the hip, which, in man, forms one of the rounded protuberances on which he sits; the rump. Often used in the plural see {buttocks}. Syn: cheek. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) The convexity… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buttock — late 13c., sing. of BUTTOCKS (Cf. buttocks) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • buttock — ► NOUN ▪ either of the two round fleshy parts of the human body that form the bottom. ORIGIN Old English, probably related to BUTT(Cf. ↑butt) …   English terms dictionary

  • buttock — [but′ək] n. [ME buttok < OE buttuc, end, short piece of land: see BUTT1 & OCK] 1. either of the two fleshy, rounded parts at the back of the hips; either half of the rump 2. [pl.] the rump …   English World dictionary

  • buttock —    obsolete    to copulate    Perhaps with a buttock and twang, a prostitute; not, you hoped, with a buttock and file, because she would rob you. A buttock ball was copulation (Grose). You had to pay buttock mail if you committed adultery:    … …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • buttock — UK [ˈbʌtək] / US noun [countable, usually plural] Word forms buttock : singular buttock plural buttocks one of the two round parts of your body that you sit on …   English dictionary

  • buttock — /ˈbʌtək / (say butuhk) noun 1. Anatomy a. either of the two protuberances which form the rump. b. (plural) the rump. 2. Also, buttock line. in the lines plan of a vessel, a line indicating the intersection of fore and aft vertical planes with the …   Australian English dictionary

  • buttock — buttocked, adj. /but euhk/, n. 1. Usually, buttocks. a. (in humans) either of the two fleshy protuberances forming the lower and back part of the trunk. b. (in animals) the rump. 2. Sometimes, buttocks. Naut. the aftermost portion of a hull above …   Universalium

  • buttock — noun /ˈbʌt.ək/ Each of the two large fleshy halves of the posterior part of the body between the base of the back and the top of the legs. Syn: asscheek, butt cheek, cheek, ham, mound, hurdies …   Wiktionary

  • buttock — but·tock bət ək n 1) the back of a hip that forms one of the fleshy parts on which a person sits 2) buttocks pl the seat of the body also the corresponding part of a quadruped: RUMP …   Medical dictionary

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