buttock

[ buht-uhk ]
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noun
  1. Usually buttocks.

    • (in humans) either of the two fleshy protuberances forming the lower and back part of the trunk.

    • (in animals) the rump.

  2. Sometimes buttocks. Nautical. the aftermost portion of a hull above the water line and in front of the rudder, merging with the run below the water line.

Origin of buttock

1
before 1000; Middle English buttok,Old English buttuc.See butt1, -ock

Other words from buttock

  • buttocked, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for buttock

buttock

/ (ˈbʌtək) /


noun
  1. either of the two large fleshy masses of thick muscular tissue that form the human rump: See also gluteus Related adjectives: gluteal, natal

  2. the analogous part in some mammals

Origin of buttock

1
C13: perhaps from Old English buttuc round slope, diminutive of butt (unattested) strip of land; see butt 1 -ock

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