buttock

noun
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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All accused him of putting his hands on their buttocks, sometimes repeatedly, or making other inappropriate gestures. Washington Post, "France: Vatican lifts accused archbishop’s immunity," 9 July 2019 One said Bransfield slapped him on the buttocks at Castel Gandolfo in Italy, the summer residence of the pope. Anchorage Daily News, "W. Virgnia bishop spent millions on himself and sent cash to priests he was accused of mistreating, Vatican report says," 5 June 2019 One said Bransfield slapped him on the buttocks at Castel Gandolfo in Italy, the summer residence of the pope. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Report: W. Va. bishop sent diocese funds to abuse victims," 5 June 2019 However, once back in Indiana, Martin noticed a painful sore on her buttocks. Marie Simoneaux, NOLA.com, "Woman dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in Florida: report," 12 May 2018 Whitehurst lost his teaching license in 2014 when he was convicted of misdemeanor harassment after poking a male Portland school district colleague in the buttocks. oregonlive.com, "Portland Public Schools hires Title IX director tasked with training, compliance in federal sexual harassment and discrimination policies," 21 June 2019 Earlier Friday, officers responded to an area hospital just before 6 p.m. and found a 35-year-old man being treated for a gunshot wound to the buttocks, police said. Kevin Rector, baltimoresun.com, "16-year-old boy shot in leg aboard downtown Baltimore bus; police believe self-inflicted," 14 June 2019 On Thursday, the second woman to come forward alleged that Gooding grabbed her buttocks at a Manhattan restaurant in 2008, according to the New York Daily News and Page Six, which cited unnamed law enforcement sources. Nardine Saad, latimes.com, "Cuba Gooding Jr. didn’t grope anyone — he’s just ‘frisky,’ his lawyer says," 13 June 2019 The lawyer also disputed allegations in media reports from a second woman said to have come forward in recent days, who told police Gooding grabbed her buttocks at a New York City restaurant in 2008. CBS News, "Cuba Gooding Jr. faces charges of forcible touching, lawyer says," 13 June 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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buttock

noun

English Language Learners Definition of buttock

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

buttock

noun
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

buttock

noun
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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