- the buttocks; rump.
Origin of keister
Examples from the Web for keister
Contemporary Examples of keister
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June 2, 2014
Historical Examples of keister
Now, Tuttle, set down that there keister of yours—that gripsack—and listen.Local Color
Irvin S. Cobb
- the rump; buttocks
- a suitcase, trunk, or box
Word Origin for keister
Word Origin and History for keister
"buttocks," 1931, perhaps transferred from underworld meaning "safe, strongbox" (1914), earlier "a burglar's toolkit that can be locked" (1881); probably from British dialect kist (northern form of chest) or its German cognate Kiste "chest, box." The connection may be via pickpocket slang sense of "rear trouser pocket" (1930s).