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nates

[ ney-teez ]
/ ˈneɪ tiz /
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noun (used with a plural verb)

buttocks; rump.

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Origin of nates

1675–85; <Latin natēs, plural of natis; generally used in the plural; akin to Greek nôton the back
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British Dictionary definitions for nates

nates
/ (ˈneɪtiːz) /

pl n singular -tis (-tɪs)

a technical word for the buttocksSee buttock

Word Origin for nates

C17: from Latin; compare Greek nōton back, nosthi buttocks
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Medical definitions for nates

nates
[ nātēz ]

pl.n.

The buttocks.
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