- (in humans) either of the two fleshy protuberances forming the lower and back part of the trunk.
- (in animals) the rump.
- button ear,
- button man
Origin of buttock
Examples from the Web for buttock
And the German officer, he come up and hitted me in the buttock to see if I were dead.Leaves from a Field Note-Book|J. H. Morgan
Then I showed him the big pieces of cast-iron I had removed from his back and his buttock respectively.The New Book Of Martyrs|Georges Duhamel
Rub three ounces of saltpetre into a good piece of the round or buttock.
The essential symptom is paroxysmal or continuous pain along the course of the nerve in the buttock, thigh, or leg.
A more effectual method is to expose the nerve through an incision at the fold of the buttock, and forcibly pull upon it.
Word Origin for buttock
late 13c., singular of buttocks (q.v.).