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

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 police report states that Daniels, while topless and wearing a G-string, allegedly put both of her hands on an officer's buttocks, placed both hands on an officer's breast, and then put her breasts in an officer's face. Author: Samantha Schmidt, Anchorage Daily News, "Stormy Daniels arrested at an Ohio strip club for touching patrons, police say," 12 July 2018 Grayer, of the 1700 block of North McVicker Street, who suffered gunshot wounds to the chest, thigh and buttocks, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. William Lee, chicagotribune.com, "No bail in June slaying in North Austin neighborhood," 8 July 2018 Camby came into the bedroom and threw a pot of boiling water on her, burning her genital area, abdomen, thighs and buttocks. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, "Hartford PD: Woman Arrested For Throwing Boiling Water On Roommate," 7 June 2018 The publication reported that Daniel Fierro, a former legislative staffer for Assemblyman Ian Calderon (D-Whittier), alleged Garcia stroked his back and buttocks, and reached for his groin at a legislative softball game in 2014. Melanie Mason, latimes.com, "Sexual misconduct accusations against California assemblywoman twist gender dynamics of #MeToo movement," 10 Feb. 2018 The autopsy report found that Abigail's body had bruising on her buttocks and legs. Lauren Smiley, Glamour, "Sarah Hart Was ‘Intoxicated’: Everything We’ve Learned So Far About the Hart Family From the Coroner’s Inquest," 5 Apr. 2019 Frieden, who led the public health agency for eight years under President Obama, is alleged to have forcibly touched at least one woman on her buttocks, STAT reported. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Tom Frieden, former CDC director, has been arrested on sexual misconduct charges," 24 Aug. 2018 The bruises on her legs and buttocks were the first things officers noticed about the lifeless child, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. Chelsea Prince, ajc, "DeKalb DA drops charges against man in death of girlfriend’s baby," 28 June 2018 Most recently, a 32-year-old man was shot in the leg and buttocks around 8 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Evans Avenue in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, according to police. Deanese Williams-harris, chicagotribune.com, "Boy, 14, among 9 wounded in shootings since late Wednesday morning," 27 June 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 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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