Dictionary.com

sit-upon

[ sit-uh-pon, -pawn ]
/ ˈsɪt əˌpɒn, -ˌpɔn /
Save This Word!

noun

a piece of waterproof fabric or other material carried by campers, hikers, etc., and used for sitting on wet surfaces.
Chiefly British Informal. the buttocks.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of sit-upon

First recorded in 1835–45; noun use of verb phrase sit upon
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for sit-upon

FEEDBACK