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

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Examples of buttock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shelley Ross alleged in a New York Times guest essay that Chris Cuomo had grabbed her buttock at an event in 2005 when the two of them worked at ABC News. Fox News, 25 Sep. 2021 In 2020 alone, there were 40,320 buttock augmentations, which include both implants and fat grafting, reports the Aesthetic Society. New York Times, 19 Aug. 2021 The report details close and intimate hugs, kisses, buttock-grabbing, breast-grabbing, leering comments and violative questions and statements. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, 5 Aug. 2021 The standard length of the treatment on the thighs and buttock area is less than an hour. Katie Intner, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 May 2021 In 2001, Sacramento police officer Thomas Schrum shot Steven Yount once in the buttock as Yount fought with officers who were attempting to place him under arrest. Matt Mckinney, Star Tribune, 12 Apr. 2021 During the operation, the danger occurs at a very precise moment: the insertion of the cannula into the buttock. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 20 Feb. 2021 Daniel lies on the examining table, his striped boxer shorts down, exposing his right buttock. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 5 Feb. 2021 Within an hour of receiving black market buttock injections in a Kenner motel room on an October evening in 2015, 42-year-old Juliet Capps began experiencing excruciating pain, according to authorities. Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com, 7 Aug. 2020

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

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“Buttock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttock. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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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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