fundament

[ fuhn-duh-muh nt ]
/ ˈfʌn də mənt /

noun

the buttocks.
the anus.
a base or basic principle; underlying part; foundation.

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Origin of fundament

1250–1300; < Latin fundāmentum foundation; replacing Middle English fondement < Old French. See found2, -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for fundament

fundament
/ (ˈfʌndəmənt) /

noun

euphemistic, or facetious the buttocks
the natural features of the earth's surface, unaltered by man
a base or foundation, esp of a building
a theory, principle, or underlying basis

Word Origin for fundament

C13: from Latin fundāmentum foundation, from fundāre to found ²
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Medical definitions for fundament

fundament
[ fŭndə-mənt ]

n.

anus
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