noun der·ri·ere \ˌder-ē-ˈer, ˌde-rē-\

: the part of the body you sit on

Full Definition of DERRIERE

:  buttocks

Variants of DERRIERE

der·ri·ere or der·ri·ère \ˌder-ē-ˈer, ˌde-rē-\

Examples of DERRIERE

  1. I slipped on the ice and fell on my derriere.
  2. <swimsuits that should be worn only by those with tight little derrieres>

Origin of DERRIERE

French derrière, from Old French derrier back part, rear, from derier, adverb, behind, from Late Latin deretro, from Latin de from + retro back
First Known Use: 1774

Related to DERRIERE

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with DERRIERE


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