derriere

noun der·ri·ere \ ˌder-ē-ˈer , ˌde-rē- \
variants: or derrière
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018
: 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 Emory
  • Liposuction is also the best way to treat lumpy derrieres and remove saddle bags.
  • —Mary Ellen Banashek

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

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DERRIERE Defined for English Language Learners

derriere

  • : the part of the body you sit on



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