callipygian
also callipygous adjective Etymology: Greek kallipygos, from kalli- + pygē buttocks Date: circa 1800 having shapely buttocks

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  • callipygian — of, pertaining to, or having beautiful buttocks, 1800, from Gk. kallipygos, name of a statue of Aphrodite at Syracuse, from kalli , combining form of kallos beauty + pyge rump, buttocks. Sir Thomas Browne (1646) refers to Callipygæ and women… …   Etymology dictionary

  • callipygian — [kal΄ə pij′ē ən] adj. [Gr kallipygos < kallos, beauty + pygē, buttocks] having shapely buttocks …   English World dictionary

  • callipygian — adjective /ˌkæ.ləˈpɪ.dʒi.ən,ˌkælɪˈpɪdʒiən,ˌkæliˈpɪdʒjən,ˌkæləˈpɪdʒiən,ˌkæləˈpɪdʒjən/ Having beautifully shaped buttocks. Her gown (perhaps as a result of the scorching winds coming off the ambas) clung damply to her body, clearly revealing her… …   Wiktionary

  • callipygian — adjective pertaining to or having finely developed buttocks the quest for the callipygian ideal • Syn: ↑callipygous • Similar to: ↑shapely …   Useful english dictionary

  • callipygian — /kal euh pij ee euhn/, adj. having well shaped buttocks. Also, callipygous /kal euh puy geuhs/. [1640 50; < Gk kallipýg(os) with beautiful buttocks; referring to a statue of Aphrodite (kalli CALLI + pyg(é) rump + os adj. suffix) + IAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • callipygian — adj. having firm and beautifully shaped buttocks, having shapely buttocks; of or pertaining to firm and shapely buttocks …   English contemporary dictionary

  • callipygian — [ˌkalɪ pɪdʒɪən] (also callipygean) adjective rare having well shaped buttocks. Derivatives callipygous ˌkalɪ pɪdʒəs adjective Origin C18: from Gk kallipūgos, from kallos beauty + pūgē buttocks , + ian …   English new terms dictionary

  • callipygian — cal·li·pyg·i·an …   English syllables

  • callipygian — cal•li•pyg•i•an [[t]ˌkæl əˈpɪdʒ i ən[/t]] also cal•li•py•gous [[t] ˈpaɪ gəs[/t]] adj. having well shaped buttocks • Etymology: 1640–50; < Gk kallipyg(os) …   From formal English to slang

  • callipygian — Having a beautiful rear end …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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