nates

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

buttocks; rump.

Nearby words

  1. natatory,
  2. natch,
  3. natchez,
  4. natchez trace,
  5. natchitoches,
  6. natfhe,
  7. nathalie,
  8. nathan,
  9. nathan, george jean,
  10. nathanael

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

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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Medicine definitions for nates

nates

[nātēz]

pl.n.

The buttocks.

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