Dictionary.com

gluteus maximus

[ mak-suh-muhs ]
/ ˈmæk sə məs /
Save This Word!

noun, plural glutei max·i·mi [mak-suh-mahy]. /ˈmæk səˌmaɪ/.
the broad, thick, outermost muscle of the buttocks, involved in the rotation and extension of the thigh.
Facetious. the buttocks.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of gluteus maximus

1900–05; <New Latin: largest gluteus
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use gluteus maximus in a sentence

FEEDBACK