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

Examples of buttock in a Sentence

she slipped in the mud puddle and hit the ground square on her buttocks
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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 25 Jun. 2024.

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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