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

Examples of buttock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s when the dog bit Barnes on his left buttock. Fox News, 22 June 2022 The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries to her arm and buttock and was later released. CBS News, 16 May 2022 Women have increasingly opted for buttock-augmentation procedures in recent years, according to practitioners — a surgery that has grown as fast as any other cosmetic procedure in recent memory. New York Times, 11 May 2022 Also on Sunday, a 30-year-old was shot in his back and buttock in the early morning, police said. Lilly Price, Baltimore Sun, 2 May 2022 According to prosecutors, the shooter, then-19-year-old John Timothy Earnest, first shot congregant Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, in the back of her right shoulder and right buttock. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Apr. 2022 Its protagonist: a cosmetic dermatologist to the stars, known for his Botox and buttock-enhancement procedures, who tried his luck as a megamansion developer. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 6 Apr. 2022 The homeless victim suffered gunshot wounds to his head, face, chest, thigh, buttock and hand, according to court records. Mark Morales, CNN, 18 Mar. 2022 Police found a 28-year-old man with a gunshot wound in his left buttock at the residence. Teresa Moss, Arkansas Online, 15 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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12 Jul 2022

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“Buttock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttock. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for buttock


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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