verb (used with object)
Origin of rear-end
Definition for rear-end (2 of 2)
Origin of rear end
Examples from the Web for rear-end
Would the engineer take the risk of a rear-end collision on a general manager's order?The Grafters|Francis Lynde
The people were not consulted, except from the rear-end of an observation car.The American Occupation of the Philippines 1898-1912|James H. Blount
I caught a rear-end glimpse, with a stiff tail, as big in girth as my body, standing out straight behind.The Faith of Men|Jack London
And again, doing sentinel duty at the rear-end, is the same plea.Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation|S. D. Gordon
Idioms and Phrases with rear-end
The back part of anything, especially a vehicle, as in There's a large dent in the rear end of the car.
The buttocks, as in I'm afraid these pants don't fit my rear end. The noun rear alone has been used in both these senses, the first since the late 1700s and the second since the mid-1900s. The addition of end occurred in the first half of the 1900s.