[ kee-ster ]
/ ˈki stər /
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.
Words nearby keister
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Example sentences from the Web for keister
Zafu Via huggermugger These delightful Japanese meditation pillows are great from when you want to rest your keister.Work Like Churchill-Ditch Your Office Chair and Embrace the Standing Desk|Gregory Ferenstein|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, Tuttle, set down that there keister of yours—that gripsack—and listen.Local Color|Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for keister
/ (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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