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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web While certain injectable dermal fillers are approved for some use in the face to enhance lips and cheeks, neither silicone nor dermal fillers are approved for buttock injections. Michela Moscufo, ABC News, 10 Dec. 2022 Given the health risks of buttock injections, why would anyone want to do this? Patrick Morgan, Discover Magazine, 9 Feb. 2011 Quinterri shared her story with ABC News, which eventually included traveling to Colombia to have the material that had been injected into her buttock partially removed. Michela Moscufo, ABC News, 10 Dec. 2022 But what is the story behind the permanent marking on his buttock? Dalton Ross, EW.com, 26 Oct. 2022 There were also three abrasions on her left buttock and thigh. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 5 Oct. 2022 According to The Aesthetic Society, buttock augmentation increased by 37% between 2020 and 2021 alone. Melanie Rud, SELF, 30 Sep. 2022 The boy and his father were walking up stairs within the 21-acre park around 7 p.m. Monday when a mountain lion emerged from brush and bit the boy in the buttock, according to Capt. Tony Briscoe, Los Angeles Times, 27 Sep. 2022 To his eye, the pose of Omar’s portrait matched a figure in the third row of the Muybridge series, down to the line of the wall and the floor in the background and a blemish on the figure’s left buttock. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, 19 Sep. 2022 See More

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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 Jan. 2023.

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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