backside

[ bak-sahyd ]
/ ˈbækˌsaɪd /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. backseat,
  2. backseat driver,
  3. backset,
  4. backsheesh,
  5. backshore,
  6. backside-front,
  7. backside-to,
  8. backsight,
  9. backslap,
  10. backslapping

Origin of backside

1350–1400; Middle English back syde; see back1, side1; compare Old English bæce backside

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British Dictionary definitions for backside

backside

/ (ˌbækˈsaɪd) /

noun

the back of something
(ˈbækˌsaɪd) informal the buttocks
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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