buttock

noun

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

she slipped in the mud puddle and hit the ground square on her buttocks
Recent Examples on the Web Police said the suspect approached another person in Hornet Tunnel and groped that person’s buttock. Rosalio Ahumada, Sacramento Bee, 14 May 2024 Officers later learned that a 17-year-old boy had been taken to a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds to his shoulder, chest and buttocks. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2024 Three people who, according to Detroit Police Chief James White, were enjoying a warm spring evening and had nothing to do with the fight, were also shot: a 6-year-old girl was shot in the leg, a 2-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks, and another 18-year-old woman was shot in the back. Andrea May Sahouri, Detroit Free Press, 10 May 2024 Jung jumped into the frame at the last moment, stood behind her and reached under her clothing to touch her buttocks and genitals, the complaint said. Chris Ramirez, Journal Sentinel, 2 May 2024 The Tempur-Pedic Seat Cushion offers firm support and conforms to the buttocks and legs. Danielle Zoellner, Verywell Health, 8 Apr. 2024 Ashlee and Clint scoop her up by cradling her buttocks and the back of her head. Gina Kolata Kim Raff, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 Some joked Kate could be recovering from a cosmetic procedure known as a BBL, where fat is transferred from the stomach and thighs to the buttocks. Kaetlyn Liddy, NBC News, 29 Feb. 2024 There are also trials underway to assess whether the site of injection, currently the buttocks, could also be changed. Robert Hart, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English buttok — more at butt entry 1

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Buttock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttock. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

buttock

noun
but·​tock ˈbət-ək How to pronounce buttock (audio)
1
: the back of the hip which forms one of the fleshy parts on which a person sits
2
plural
a
: the seat of the body

Medical Definition

buttock

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