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callipygian

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adjective cal·li·pyg·ian \ˌka-lə-ˈpi-j(ē-)ən\

Definition of callipygian

  1. :  having shapely buttocks



Variants of callipygian

also callipygous play \-ˈpī-gəs\

Origin of callipygian

Greek kallipygos, from kalli- + pygē buttocks


First Known Use: circa 1800

Rhymes with callipygian


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