but·​tock | \ ˈbə-tək 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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The doctor removed the substance as well as portions of the woman's buttocks, according to the affidavit. Howard Blume, latimes.com, "Woman sentenced to prison after botched and illegal buttocks enhancement," 6 Mar. 2018 Gwinnett County Public Schools confirmed Friday that one of its teachers is the man accused of drunkenly biting a 14-year-old girl’s buttocks at Lake Lanier Islands on July 4. Ben Brasch, ajc, "Gwinnett teacher accused of biting teen girl underwater at Lake Lanier," 6 July 2018 Wallace allegedly grabbed and squeezed a 30-year-old woman’s buttocks and kissed her without permission inside the gym on Oct. 4, 2017, according to sources. Fox News, "New York fitness guru arrested after allegedly kissing, groping client, report says," 29 May 2018 The dean is accused of groping two women’s buttocks at school events in 2010 and 2014. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Larry Nassar's Former Boss Arraigned on Sexual Misconduct Charges Involving College Students," 27 Mar. 2018 Generally, hookworms affect the feet and buttocks and are transmitted through soil or sand. Caitlin Wolper, Teen Vogue, "Hookworms Buried Themselves Into a Tennessee Teen's Skin," 28 July 2018 The charges involve a 55-year-old woman who filed a complaint in July of this year accusing Dr. Frieden of grabbing her buttocks in his Brooklyn Heights apartment in October 2017, the spokeswoman added. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "Ex-CDC Head Thomas Frieden Arrested on Sex-Crime Charges in New York," 24 Aug. 2018 Police took a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the buttocks to Temple University Hospital, and an 18-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the back was taken by private vehicle to Temple. Robert Moran, Philly.com, "Two men critically wounded in North Philly shooting," 6 June 2018 According to police, a 25-year-old woman accused Smolen of slapping her on the buttocks in the laundry room of an apartment building. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Park Ridge police: Man accused of punching hospital employee," 9 Mar. 2018

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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

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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 \

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 \

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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