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noun (1)



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noun (2)

: a long pointed tooth
especially : a horse's canine


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used to express disdain or reproach

Examples of tush in a Sentence

Noun (1) exercises that are guaranteed to give you a great tush
Recent Examples on the Web
The skin on her tush and legs has rashes and is peeling where the tight material of the diaper rubs — a skin irritation that won't go away. Elissa Nadworny, NPR, 28 Mar. 2024 Baltimore may not have the tush push in their back pocket like Philly did, but Baltimore still has a myriad of goal-line plays designed to get Jackson into the endzone. Jon Hoefling, USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2024 Or go for full lace with a Brazilian panty that also bares the tush a bit. Jenifer Calle, Glamour, 24 Nov. 2023 The tush getting the most attention belongs to Jalen Hurts, the team’s quarterback. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 28 Oct. 2023 Butts can fumble and asses get whooped, but a pushed tush can earn you a first-and-ten. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 28 Oct. 2023 Behold the tush: the gluteus maximus, the largest muscle in the body, responsible for keeping the body upright. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 28 Oct. 2023 This time there was no hesitation, as Hurts’ tush was pushed two yards to extend a drive that eventually consumed nearly seven minutes and resulted in a touchdown that gave Philadelphia a 14-point lead with less than five minutes remaining. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, 23 Oct. 2023 Here’s Addison doing weighted kickbacks, rope slams, jumping jacks with ropes, and more weighted leg lifts to tone her tush from all angles. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 30 June 2023

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Word History


Noun (1)

perhaps modification of Yiddish tokhes, from Hebrew taḥath under, beneath

Noun (2)

Middle English tusch, from Old English tūsc; akin to Old Frisian tusk tooth, Old English tōth tooth


Middle English tussch

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1970, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above


15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tush was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Tush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tush. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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