callipygian

adjective
cal·​li·​pyg·​ian | \ ˌka-lə-ˈpi-j(ē-)ən How to pronounce callipygian (audio) \
variants: or less commonly callipygous \ ˌka-​lə-​ˈpī-​gəs How to pronounce callipygian (audio) \

Definition of callipygian

: having shapely buttocks

Examples of callipygian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Regardless of subject matter, jarring juxtapositions are the rule: snails and peaches; nude models prancing in the Louvre; a callipygian Kim Kardashian in stockings and heels scaling a sandpit. New York Times, 25 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of callipygian

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for callipygian

Greek kallipygos, from kalli- + pygē buttocks

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“Callipygian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/callipygian. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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