tuchus

noun

tuch·​us ˈtu̇-kəs How to pronounce tuchus (audio)
plural tuchuses
slang
: buttocks
These wise words recognize the truth about teens: They're a tremendous pain in the tuchus. The Lewiston (Idaho) Morning Tribune
The world already has competitions for talent and achievement, irrespective of how one's tuchus looks in a bikini. These competitions have names like "the Nobel Prizes" and "American Idol," and the standards are way higher. Gene Weingarten

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Yiddish toches, tuches, borrowed from Hebrew taḥath "under, below"

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tuchus was in 1886

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Cite this Entry

“Tuchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuchus. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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