tuchus

noun
tuch·​us | \ ˈtu̇-kəs How to pronounce tuchus (audio) \
plural tuchuses

Definition of tuchus

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

First Known Use of tuchus

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tuchus

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

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Cite this Entry

“Tuchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuchus. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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