derrière

or der·ri·ere

[der-ee-air; French de-ryer]
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Origin of derrière

1765–75; < French (preposition, noun); Old French deriere < Vulgar Latin *dē retrō, for Latin retrō towards the rear, backwards; cf. arrear
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Related Words for derriere

ass, posterior, buttocks, bottom, seat, can, keister, fanny, rear, cheeks, heinie

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British Dictionary definitions for derriere

derrière

noun
  1. euphemistic the buttocks

Word Origin for derrière

C18: literally: behind (prep), from Old French deriere, from Latin dē retrō from the back
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Word Origin and History for derriere
n.

1774, from French derrière "back part, rear," originally an adverb, "behind, behind the back" (12c.), from Late Latin deretro, from Latin de "from" (see de-) + retro "back" (see retro-).

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