but·​tock | \ ˈbə-tək How to pronounce buttock (audio) also -(ˌ)täk \

Definition of buttock

1 : the back of a hip that forms one of the fleshy parts on which a person sits
2 buttocks plural
a : the seat of the body

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Examples of buttock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The standard length of the treatment on the thighs and buttock area is less than an hour. Katie Intner, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 May 2021 In 2001, Sacramento police officer Thomas Schrum shot Steven Yount once in the buttock as Yount fought with officers who were attempting to place him under arrest. Matt Mckinney, Star Tribune, 12 Apr. 2021 During the operation, the danger occurs at a very precise moment: the insertion of the cannula into the buttock. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 20 Feb. 2021 Daniel lies on the examining table, his striped boxer shorts down, exposing his right buttock. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 5 Feb. 2021 Within an hour of receiving black market buttock injections in a Kenner motel room on an October evening in 2015, 42-year-old Juliet Capps began experiencing excruciating pain, according to authorities. Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com, 7 Aug. 2020 Our first was average-sized, but our second was extra chubby, so scooting on his buttocks seemed easier for him. Tara Haelle, New York Times, 16 Apr. 2020 The women allege that Hill grabbed their backs or buttocks on March 15 at AJ's Lounge in Indianapolis, during an annual gathering of state lawmakers and staffers to make the end of the legislative session. NBC News, 18 June 2019 While performing Sunday at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, the rapper accidentally split the back seam of her multicolor jumpsuit, exposing part of her back and buttocks. Lindsay Weinberg, Billboard, 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of buttock

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for buttock

Middle English buttok — more at butt entry 1

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The first known use of buttock was in the 13th century

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13 May 2021

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“Buttock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttock. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of buttock

: either of the two soft parts of the body that a person sits on


but·​tock | \ ˈbə-tək How to pronounce buttock (audio) \

Kids Definition of buttock

1 : the back of the hip which forms one of the rounded parts on which a person sits
2 buttocks plural : rump sense 1


but·​tock | \ ˈbət-ək How to pronounce buttock (audio) \

Medical Definition of buttock

1 : the back of a hip that forms one of the fleshy parts on which a person sits
2 buttocks plural : the seat of the body also : the corresponding part of a quadruped : rump

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