buttock

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noun 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
b :rump 1a

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Origin and Etymology of buttock

Middle English buttok — more at butt


BUTTOCK Defined for English Language Learners

buttock

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Definition of buttock for English Language Learners

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


BUTTOCK Defined for Kids

buttock

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noun but·tock \ ˈbə-tək \

Definition of buttock for Students

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

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buttock

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noun 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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