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backside, behind, booty (also bootie) [slang], bottom, breech, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, caboose, can, cheeks, derriere (or derrière), duff, fanny, fundament, hams, haunches, heinie [slang], hunkers, keister (also keester) [slang], posterior, rear, rear end, rump, seat, tail, tail end, tush [slang]
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Latin, plural of natis buttock
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