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

Examples of tuchus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With just the single high-torque motor in its tuchus, the Lyriq’s initial acceleration (0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds) is limited by the traction under the rear tires, whereas most of the competitive set has the advantage of AWD. Dan Neil, WSJ, 1 Dec. 2022

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Word History


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 17 Jun. 2024.

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