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callipygian

[ kal-uh-pij-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌkæl əˈpɪdʒ i ən /
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adjective
having well-shaped buttocks.
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Also cal·li·py·gous [kal-uh-pahy-guhs]. /ˌkæl əˈpaɪ gəs/.

Origin of callipygian

1640–50; <Greek kallipýg(os) with beautiful buttocks; referring to a statue of Aphrodite (kalli-calli- + pyg() rump + -os adj. suffix) + -ian
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British Dictionary definitions for callipygian

callipygian

callipygous (ˌkælɪˈpaɪɡəs)

/ (ˌkælɪˈpɪdʒɪən) /

adjective
having beautifully shaped buttocks

Word Origin for callipygian

C19: from Greek kallipugos, epithet of a statue of Aphrodite, from calli- + pugē buttocks
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