[ sit-uh-pon, -pawn ]
/ ˈsɪt əˌpɒn, -ˌpɔn /
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.
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Lay vs. LieThe difference between the verbs lay and lie is one of English’s thornier cases of confusion. Both words involve something or someone in a horizontal position, but where the two words deviate has to do with who or what is horizontal—the subject of the verb (the one doing the action) or the direct object (the person or thing being acted upon). When to use lay …
Origin of sit-upon
First recorded in 1835–45; noun use of verb phrase sit upon
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