callipygian [kal- uh- pij-ee- uh n] Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com having well-shaped buttocks.
cal·li·py·gous [kal- uh- pahy-g uh s] /ˌkæl əˈpaɪ gəs/
Origin of callipygian 1640–50;
) with beautiful buttocks; referring to a statue of Aphrodite (
) rump +
adj. suffix) +
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British Dictionary definitions for callipygous callipygian callipygous ( ˌkælɪˈpaɪɡəs) having beautifully shaped buttocks Word Origin
C19: from Greek
kallipugos, epithet of a statue of Aphrodite, from calli- + pugē buttocks
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Word Origin and History for callipygous callipygian adj.
"of, pertaining to, or having beautiful buttocks," 1800, Latinized from Greek
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 largely composed behinde."
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