keis·​ter | \ˈkē-stər, ˈkī-\
variants: or less commonly keester \ ˈkē-​stər \

Definition of keister 


Examples of keister in a Sentence

he fell right on his keister in front of the whole crowd

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Jackson proved up to the task in college at LSU, roaming all over the defensive backfield and looking at times like a mosquito that receivers couldn't swat away (if that mosquito could also knock a guy on his keister). Jourdan Rodrigue, charlotteobserver, "With 2 versatile rookies, here's how Panthers secondary is expected to shake out | Charlotte Observer," 30 Apr. 2018 When Bob Giannini slid down the hills in Yorktown, Va., on pieces of cardboard as a young boy, history would come up and sting him right in the keister. Stephanie Farr,, "Independence Park's longest-tenured staffer has personal connections to history | We the People," 21 Mar. 2018 So yesterday: fanny packs New, fast, convenient and outta-site: keister stash Knowing her license was suspended, officers pulled over Heather Zachman in Stuart, records show, reports Will Greenlee in his Off the Beat blog for in Stuart. Barbara Hijek,, "Woman tried to butt smuggle needle, pipe on way to jail, officers say," 19 Oct. 2017 This Sunday’s event is the last of the season, so get your keister in gear for the beer. Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "The 7 Best Things to Do in L.A. Over Fourth of July Weekend," 29 June 2017

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First Known Use of keister

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for keister

English slang keister satchel

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obstinately defiant of authority

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