Buttock definition

bŭtək
Either of the two fleshy, rounded parts at the back of the hips; either half of the rump.
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Either of the two rounded prominences on the human torso that are posterior to the hips and formed by the gluteal muscles and underlying structures.
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The analogous part of the body on certain mammals.
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(usually in the plural) Each of the two large fleshy halves of the posterior part of the body between the base of the back and the top of the legs.
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The convexity of a ship behind, under the stern.

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The rear pelvic area of the human body.
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Either of the two rounded prominences on the human torso that are posterior to the hips and formed by the gluteal muscles and underlying structures.
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The analogous part of the body on certain mammals.
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The rump.
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The rear pelvic area of the human body.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
buttock
Plural:
buttocks

Origin of buttock

  • Middle English from Old English buttuc strip of land, end bhau- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably from Old English buttuc (“end, short piece of land”), attested since circa 1300, diminutive form of what is presumedly the Old English precursor of butt.

    From Wiktionary