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 euphemisticallyNot 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

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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 Kitchens, of course, would never actually kick himself in the (derriere) because that’s where his head is usually stuck. Kevin Cusick, Twin Cities, "The Loop NFL Picks: Week 4," 25 Sep. 2019 In one shot, Kardashian West sat on the sand facing the ocean revealing a hint of side-boob and her derriere thanks to the skimpy swimsuit. Kaitlyn Frey,, "Kim Kardashian Flaunts Her 24-Inch Waist in a Sexy Metallic One Piece on Bahamas Vacation," 2 Sep. 2019 In the snap, Kardashian wore a bare strappy black two-piece suit from Girls on Swim, its clear vinyl straps hugging her derriere. Dave Quinn,, "Kourtney Kardashian Rocks Skimpy Black Bikini as Kids and Friends Join Her and Boyfriend in Italy," 30 June 2018 Through the years, the quaint 'burb has accepted being the butt of jokes, quite literally in the form of Vulcan's derriere, while stubbornly standing up for its independence. Birmingham Magazine,, "A History of Homewood," 19 Feb. 2018 Still, those oblate derrieres acknowledge that the flat stovetops of our Western kitchens make a rounded cooking vessel difficult to use. James P. Dewan,, "What you need to know before you wok," 16 Feb. 2018 Lattimore recorded a pick after Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan's pass deflected off the hands of his receiver and landed softly on Lattimore's derriere. Eddie Pells, Houston Chronicle, "ICYMI in NFL Week 16: Patriots benefit again on TD reversal," 25 Dec. 2017 Lattimore recorded a pick after Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan’s pass deflected off the hands of his receiver and landed softly on Lattimore’s derriere. Eddie Pells, The Seattle Times, "ICYMI in NFL Week 16: Patriots benefit again on TD reversal," 24 Dec. 2017 San Diego Blonde featured a cartoon of a curvy babe in a bikini top; Shake Your Money Maker Nut Brown Ale, an orange-haired woman who flaunts both bust and derriere. Peter Rowe,, "Sexism and beer — an image craft brewers want to promote?," 19 Oct. 2017

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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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15 Nov 2019

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“Derriere.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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humorous : the part of the body you sit on

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