- the buttocks.
- the anus.
- a base or basic principle; underlying part; foundation.
Origin of fundament
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Examples from the Web for fundament
The other boy then offered to kiss M. O.'s fundament, and did so.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)
Yet they are the very basis and fundament of any attempt to better the general health.
A decoction of this bark is a valuable application for falling of the fundament, or womb.The American Reformed Cattle Doctor
(It rises and falls with the inhaling and exhaling breaths up to the pericranium and thence down to the fundament).
If anyone did scramble up into a tree, thinking there to be safe, he rent up his perinee, and impaled him in at the fundament.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.
- euphemistic, or facetious the buttocks
- the natural features of the earth's surface, unaltered by man
- a base or foundation, esp of a building
- a theory, principle, or underlying basis
C13: from Latin fundāmentum foundation, from fundāre to found ²
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Word Origin and History for fundament
late 13c., "buttocks, anus," from Old French fondement "foundation, bottom; anus" (12c.), from Latin fundamentum "a foundation," from fundare "to found" (see bottom). So called because it is where one sits.
Alle þe filþ of his magh ['maw'] salle breste out atte his fondament for drede. ["Cursor Mundi," early 14c.]
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