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 Yeager
Run, run, run at high altitudes (to improve oxygen use) and over hills (great for glutes).Sharon Herbstman

Examples of glute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unfortunately, calf muscle exercises are often neglected, as low-body workouts usually focus on hamstrings, glutes, quads, and thigh strengthening. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 2 July 2024 No matter the reason someone may want a bigger butt, having strong glutes can certainly be good for health. Daryl Austin, USA TODAY, 3 May 2024 Here's how to do a single-leg deadlift to knee drive: Start standing on your left leg, engaging your glute. Mallory Creveling, Health, 19 June 2024 Continue to squeeze your glutes while engaging your core to lift your hips until they are aligned with your shoulders and knees. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for glute 

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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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“Glute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


: gluteus
especially : gluteus maximus
usually used in plural
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