fundament

noun fun·da·ment \ ˈfən-də-mənt \

Definition of fundament

1 : an underlying ground, theory, or principle
2 a : buttocks
b : anus
3 : the part of a land surface that has not been altered by human activities

Examples of fundament in a Sentence

  1. a naked fundament was clearly visible for an instant in the movie

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Origin and Etymology of fundament

borrowed from Latin fundāmentum "foundation, basis," from fundāre "to establish, 4found" + -mentum -ment; replacing earlier and Middle English foundement, borrowed from Anglo-French fundement, fondement, borrowed from Latin fundāmentum

fundament Synonyms

Synonyms
backside, behind, booty (also bootie) [slang], bottom, breech, bum, buns, butt, caboose, can, cheeks, derriere (or derrière), duff, fanny, buttocks, 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]

Medical Dictionary

fundament

noun fun·da·ment \ ˈfən-də-mənt \

medical Definition of fundament

1 : buttocks
2 : anus

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