keis·​ter ˈkē-stər How to pronounce keister (audio)
variants or less commonly keester
plural keisters also keesters
: buttocks, rear end sense 2
… Borg took a spectacular dive, landing on his keister.Curry Kirkpatrick
Four hours ago I was freezing my keister in the wilderness. Now I'm browsing the entrees in a French-inspired restaurant.Andrew Nelson
"… a very easygoing guy with a finely honed intelligence, which I didn't realize until he whipped my keister in Trivial Pursuit."Kenneth Turan

Examples of keister in a Sentence

he fell right on his keister in front of the whole crowd
Recent Examples on the Web Before you get started, position your buck so its head is a little uphill of its keister, if possible, and then turn him belly-up. Dave Hurteau, Field & Stream, 30 Jan. 2023 In his 15 years as MacGruber, a hapless special ops agent who only occasionally saves the day, Will Forte has attempted to violently dispatch his enemies with rubber bands, Q-tips and a stalk of celery wedged up his keister. Amy Nicholson, Rolling Stone, 13 Dec. 2021 Slim for people who have the characteristic nonexistent keister of the bony Nordic. Star Tribune, 23 July 2021 Brayden McNabb took offense that Joel Eriksson Ek was hanging around the crease as Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury covered the puck, so the Golden Knights defenseman knocked the Wild center on his keister late in the second period. Randy Johnson, Star Tribune, 4 May 2021 Another item on the mind-blowing lineup of Goop products is a device to spurt hot coffee up your keister. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 11 Sep. 2020 This next-gen lounger takes the popular Hondo chair design and marries it to a collapsible frame that can still cradle 500 pounds and a keister as wide as 24 inches. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, 7 Apr. 2020 These brash, young Broncos are snorting mad, looking to kick up a little dust and knock Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes on his MVP keister. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, 14 Dec. 2019 Brady picked off Tre’Davious White, sending the Bills cornerback keister over teakettle as Harry steamed down the sideline for an 18-yard gain., 22 Dec. 2019

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Word History


English slang keister satchel

First Known Use

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of keister was circa 1930

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Cite this Entry

“Keister.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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