cal·​li·​pyg·​ian ˌka-lə-ˈpi-j(ē-)ən How to pronounce callipygian (audio)
variants or less commonly callipygous
: 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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Word History


Greek kallipygos, from kalli- + pygē buttocks

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of callipygian was in 1831

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“Callipygian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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