derriere

noun der·ri·ere \ ˌder-ē-ˈer , ˌde-rē- \
variants: or derrière
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of derriere

: buttocks
  • slipped and landed on his derriere

Examples of derriere in a Sentence

  1. I slipped on the ice and fell on my derriere.

  2. swimsuits that should be worn only by those with tight little derrieres

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Origin and Etymology of derriere

French derrière, from Old French derrier back part, rear, from derier, adverb, behind, from Late Latin deretro, from Latin de from + retro back

derriere Synonyms

Synonyms
backside, behind, booty (also bootie) [slang], bottom, breech, bum, buns, butt, caboose, can, cheeks, buttocks (or derrière), duff, fanny, fundament, hams, haunches, heinie [slang], hunkers, keister (also keester) [slang], nates, posterior, rear, rear end, rump, seat, tail, tail end, tush [slang]
Related Words
beam, stern; moon [slang]

DERRIERE Defined for English Language Learners

derriere

noun

Definition of derriere for English Language Learners

  • : the part of the body you sit on



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