definitions
  • synonyms

backside

[ bak-sahyd ]
/ ˈbækˌsaɪd /
|
SEE MORE SYNONYMS FOR backside ON THESAURUS.COM

noun

the rear or back part or view of an object, person, scene, etc.; that part which is opposite the front.
rump; buttocks.

RELATED CONTENT

READ MORE

RELATED WORDS

rump, posterior, butt, buttocks, bottom, behind, seat, tail, tush, fanny, rear

Nearby words

backseat, backseat driver, backset, backsheesh, backshore, backside, backside-front, backside-to, backsight, backslap, backslapping

Origin of backside

1350–1400; Middle English back syde; see back1, side1; compare Old English bæce backside
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for backside

British Dictionary definitions for backside

backside

/ (ˌbækˈsaɪd) /

noun

the back of something
(ˈbækˌsaɪd) informal the buttocks
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for backside

backside


n.

c.1400, from back (adj.) + side (n.). In the specific sense of "rump, buttocks" it is first recorded c.1500.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper