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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At present time, Emsculpt is FDA-cleared to use on the abdomen, buttock, and thighs, according to Martino. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About Emsulpt," 21 Feb. 2019 The autopsy revealed Mejias had injuries to the top of his head, lower back and buttocks and two broken ribs that were in the process of healing. John Hogan, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan child killer gets life in prison, judge calls him 'monster'," 12 Jan. 2018 Candelaria Reardon said Hill leaned toward her, put his hand on her back, slid it down and grabbed her buttocks. Rick Callahan, The Seattle Times, "Indiana attorney general won’t be charged in alleged groping," 24 Oct. 2018 The suit says Batali invited her to take a selfie with him then, without asking for permission, repeatedly kissed her face, rubbed her breasts, grabbed her buttocks and put his hands between her legs. Fox News, "Mario Batali accused of sexual misconduct in new lawsuit," 24 Aug. 2018 The fat is treated and then grafted to the buttocks through surgical incisions. Sarah Blaskey, Sonia Osorio And Daniel Chang, miamiherald, "She dreamed of getting plastic surgery in Miami. Three days later, she was dead.," 13 June 2018 The unidentified victim was shot in the face and buttocks. David Mcfadden, The Seattle Times, "Police: Jilted lover opened fire outside Baltimore hospital," 5 Feb. 2019 The four victims, who between them suffered gunshot wounds to their waists, shoulders, thighs, and buttocks, were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where they were listed in stable condition Friday morning. Katherine Nails, Philly.com, "At least 9 wounded over 4 hours in Philly shootings," 15 June 2018 Abigail had bruising on her stomach area from her sternum to waistband, and bruising on her back from mid-back to upper buttocks, reportedly caused by Jen Hart (according to Abigail). Glamour, "Broken Harts, Episode 5: 'Owies'," 8 Jan. 2019

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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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