- Usually buttocks.
- (in humans) either of the two fleshy protuberances forming the lower and back part of the trunk.
- (in animals) the rump.
- 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
Related Words for buttocksbottom, backside, fundament, derriere, behind, seat, posterior, butt, rump, bum, fanny, rear, hindquarters, haunches
Examples from the Web for buttocks
Contemporary Examples of buttocks
Alex would hit Cumming across the head, or kick his buttocks or the backs of his legs.Alan Cumming: The Truth About My Father
October 14, 2014
Police subsequently discovered 73 photos of children in bathing suits focusing on their breasts and buttocks.Texas Court Says Upskirt Photos Are Art
September 20, 2014
Any belly fat might redistribute itself in a more “womanly” way around the hips, thighs, and buttocks.Hormone Therapy Is More Than Just a Physical Process
August 22, 2013
He has not hit 73 home runs in a season without permanent portals in his buttocks for steroids.OK, OK, So Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks Is on Fire
February 17, 2012
And how long will it last once buttocks sag and double chins set in?Do Cougar Couples Survive?
September 29, 2011
Historical Examples of buttocks
Both, almost at the same instant, raised their guns, and fired into the buttocks of the bear.Bruin
Only a small portion of the buttocks need be immersed in the hot water.Intestinal Ills
Alcinous Burton Jamison
Among these areas, the buttocks must be particularly mentioned.The Sexual Life of the Child
The most common seats are the back of the hands and the buttocks.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
Henry Weightman Stelwagon
They are branded on the legs or buttocks, and their ears are slightly torn.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
- either of the two large fleshy masses of thick muscular tissue that form the human rumpSee also gluteus Related adjectives: gluteal, natal
- the analogous part in some mammals
Word Origin for buttock
late 13c., probably related to Old English buttuc "end, short piece of land" (see butt (n.1)).
late 13c., singular of buttocks (q.v.).
- Either of the two rounded prominences on the human torso that are posterior to the hips and formed by the gluteal muscles and underlying structures.
- buttocks The rear pelvic area of the human body.