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tush1

[tuhsh] /tʌʃ/
interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation of impatience, disdain, contempt, etc.)
noun
2.
an exclamation of “tush!”.
Origin of tush1
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50

tush2

[tuhsh] /tʌʃ/
noun
1.
one of the four canine teeth of the horse.
2.
Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a tusk.
Origin
before 900; Middle English; Old English tusc. See tusk
Related forms
tushed, adjective

tush3

[too sh] /tʊʃ/
noun, Slang.
1.
Origin
See origin at tushie
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Examples from the Web for tushes
Historical Examples
  • He has enormous teeth or tushes in the lower jaw, but has no baleen.

  • A mare has no tushes, or possesses them in only a rudimentary form.

    The Horsewoman Alice M. Hayes
  • The tushes are exhibited as fully up, in which condition they are generally seen.

    The Horse's Mouth Edward Mayhew
  • Of the tushes, the two placed in the lower jaw are the most forward.

    The Horse's Mouth Edward Mayhew
  • He's no breed, boys; look at him—see his tushes; growl, Barney, growl!

    The Humors of Falconbridge Jonathan F. Kelley
  • "Lo, Allen 'scaped from British jails,His tushes broke by biting nails," &c.

  • The canine teeth, also called tusks or tushes, are greatly developed, especially in the male.

  • The lower jaw is sharp, the cheeks flat, and around the tushes there may be an accumulation of tartar.

    The Horse's Mouth Edward Mayhew
  • We do not regret our old, yellow fangs and snags and tushes after we have worn nice, fresh, uniform store teeth a while.

    Mark Twain's Speeches Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • He had wicked little eyes, one lopped ear, and a ragged mustache that stood out like tushes.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for tushes

tush1

/tʌʃ/
interjection
1.
(archaic) an exclamation of disapproval or contempt
Word Origin
C15: Middle English, of imitative origin

tush2

/tʌʃ/
noun
1.
(rare) a small tusk
Word Origin
Old English tūsc; see tusk

tush3

/tʊʃ/
noun
1.
(US, slang) the buttocks
Word Origin
C20: from Yiddish tokhes, from Hebrew tahath beneath
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Word Origin and History for tushes

tush

n.

"backside, buttocks," 1962, an abbreviation of tochus (1914), from Yiddish tokhes, from Hebrew tahat "beneath."

tush

interj.

mid-15c.; see tut.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for tushes

tush

Related Terms

tokus

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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