plural glutes
: a large muscle of the buttocks : gluteus
usually plural
To counteract the imbalances created by cycling, plus improve your posture, flexibility and overall performance, [Jeb] Stewart recommends concentrating on the deep abdominal muscles … as well as the hips, glutes and shoulder girdle.Selene YeagerRun, run, run at high altitudes (to improve oxygen use) and over hills (great for glutes).Sharon Herbstman

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Take in more of the sights and get a great glute workout at the same time with a walk up Telegraph Hill via the famed Filbert Street Steps. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 2 June 2023 Repeat this punching motion, hovering your arms and legs above the ground and engaging your glutes the entire time. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Apr. 2023 GymShark’s medium glute band is comfortable, durable, and offers moderate resistance (25 – 35 pounds). Isabel Vasquez Rd Ldn, Health, 24 Apr. 2023 Squeeze your glutes and abs to create full-body tension. Brett Williams, Men's Health, 20 Apr. 2023 Your glutes and hamstring are engaged, your pelvis is tucked, and your head and neck are neutral. Madeline Howard, Women's Health, 2 Apr. 2023 Face the anchor point and slide the band up your leg just beneath your glute. Jon-erik Kawamoto, Outside Online, 30 Dec. 2020 Press your toes into the floor and squeeze your glutes. Good Housekeeping, 28 Apr. 2023 Your glutes power lots of everyday movements, from climbing the stairs to squatting down to pick up a child. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, 22 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glute was in 1984

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Cite this Entry

“Glute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


: gluteus
especially : gluteus maximus
usually used in plural
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