der·​ri·​ere | \ ˌder-ē-ˈer How to pronounce derriere (audio) , ˌde-rē- \
variants: or derrière

Definition of derriere

: the part of the body a person sits on : buttocks used euphemistically Not only do most federal, state, and local parks and open spaces strictly prohibit taking any part of a plant, let alone digging up the whole thing, but try this on private land and you might be digging buckshot out of your derriere instead.— Jerry EmoryLiposuction is also the best way to treat lumpy derrieres and remove saddle bags.— Mary Ellen Banashek

Examples of derriere in a Sentence

I slipped on the ice and fell on my derriere. swimsuits that should be worn only by those with tight little derrieres
Recent Examples on the Web Leather-clad from top to bottom — literally, just to her bottom, with only fishnets showing past that point — Madonna left the audience with a good look at what decades of working out will do to a person’s derriere. Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2021 But what truly sets these leggings apart from the millions out there was its unique ability to transform anyone’s derriere., 28 July 2021 Picture a pair of leggings that mix the comfort of activewear with the appeal of shapewear, featuring an intentional wedgie that carefully separates your buttcheeks, giving anyone a derriere made for its own reality TV show., 28 July 2021 In the images, Affleck grabs Lopez's derriere while looking directly into their own photographer's camera. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 25 July 2021 Dickie offered to show the crowd the scars on his derriere; the crowd opted to take his word for it. al, 16 July 2021 Back in the day, my sister and I cracked up when the belt vibrated her derriere. Arkansas Online, 5 June 2021 Formulated with Wheat Protein and Watermelon Extracts, this sweet-as-candy body treat plumps the derriere while helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite or fine lines. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 In the past decade, Airbnb's new logo was compared to a derriere. Rachel Lerman,, 3 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of derriere

1774, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for derriere

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

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“Derriere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of derriere

: the part of the body you sit on : buttocks


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