tush

1
[tuhsh]
noun
  1. an exclamation of “tush!”

Origin of tush

1
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50

tush

2
[tuhsh]
noun
  1. one of the four canine teeth of the horse.
  2. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a tusk.

Origin of tush

2
before 900; Middle English; Old English tusc. See tusk
Related formstushed, adjective

tush

3
[too sh]
noun Slang.
  1. tushie.

Origin of tush

3
see origin at tushie
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Examples from the Web for tushes

Historical Examples of tushes

  • He has enormous teeth or tushes in the lower jaw, but has no baleen.

  • A mare has no tushes, or possesses them in only a rudimentary form.

    The Horsewoman

    Alice M. Hayes

  • The tushes are exhibited as fully up, in which condition they are generally seen.

    The Horse's Mouth

    Edward Mayhew

  • Of the tushes, the two placed in the lower jaw are the most forward.

    The Horse's Mouth

    Edward Mayhew

  • He's no breed, boys; look at him—see his tushes; growl, Barney, growl!

    The Humors of Falconbridge

    Jonathan F. Kelley


British Dictionary definitions for tushes

tush

1
interjection
  1. archaic an exclamation of disapproval or contempt

Word Origin for tush

C15: Middle English, of imitative origin

tush

2
noun
  1. rare a small tusk

Word Origin for tush

Old English tūsc; see tusk

tush

3
noun
  1. US slang the buttocks

Word Origin for tush

C20: from Yiddish tokhes, from Hebrew tahath beneath
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Word Origin and History for tushes

tush

n.

"backside, buttocks," 1962, an abbreviation of tochus (1914), from Yiddish tokhes, from Hebrew tahat "beneath."

tush

interj.

mid-15c.; see tut.

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