keister

or kees·ter

[ kee-ster ]
/ ˈki stər /

noun Slang.

the buttocks; rump.

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Origin of keister

1880–85; earlier, as underworld argot, handbag, suitcase, safe; of obscure origin, but words meaning “chest, box” are frequently adduced as sources, e.g., kist, German Kiste,Yiddish kestl, etc.

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British Dictionary definitions for keister

keister

keester

/ (ˈkiːstə) /

noun slang, mainly US

the rump; buttocks
a suitcase, trunk, or box

Word Origin for keister

C20: of uncertain origin
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