- The definition of a rear end is the back of something.
An example of rear end is your buttocks.
- To rear end is to hit the back of someone's vehicle.
An example of rear end is when your car hits the back of someone else's car.
The rear end of an elephant.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- the back part of something
- Slang the buttocks
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- The rear part: the rear end of a car.
- Informal The buttocks.
transitive verb rear-end·ed, rear-end·ing, rear-ends Slang
- rearˈ-endˈer noun
rear end - Phrases/Idioms
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.