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 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, "After toxic butt injections, victim suffered months of agony until her death: Kenner detective," 7 Aug. 2020 Our first was average-sized, but our second was extra chubby, so scooting on his buttocks seemed easier for him. Tara Haelle, New York Times, "When Do Babies Roll or Crawl?," 16 Apr. 2020 The women allege that Hill grabbed their backs or buttocks on March 15 at AJ's Lounge in Indianapolis, during an annual gathering of state lawmakers and staffers to make the end of the legislative session. NBC News, "4 Indiana state officials, employees sue Attorney Gen. Curtis Hill, claiming sexual harassment," 18 June 2019 While performing Sunday at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, the rapper accidentally split the back seam of her multicolor jumpsuit, exposing part of her back and buttocks. Lindsay Weinberg, Billboard, "Cardi B Performs in Bathrobe at Bonnaroo After Wardrobe Malfunction," 17 June 2019 As each name suggests, a band of blisters wraps around one side of the body, like a girdle, often around the waist, chest, stomach, back or buttocks. Health.com, "What Is Shingles?," 1 May 2017 One of the guards was shot in the lower right buttock, and another suffered a light shoulder wound. Washington Post, "FBI investigating border wall gun battle that left two wounded in California," 1 Feb. 2020 Another woman was in critical condition, and five men were in satisfactory condition after suffering gunshot wounds to the legs, chest, buttocks and abdomen. Kristin Lam, USA TODAY, "At least 1 dead, 7 injured in downtown Seattle shooting; police seek lone suspect," 23 Jan. 2020 One of the victims, 23, was shot in the buttocks and shoulder and the other victim, 49, was struck in the chest. Deanese Williams-harris, chicagotribune.com, "2 in serious condition after gunmen exit maroon sedan, open fire in South Shore neighborhood," 16 Nov. 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 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 27 Oct. 2020.

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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


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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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