tush

1 of 3

noun (1)

slang

tush

2 of 3

noun (2)

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

tush

3 of 3

interjection

used to express disdain or reproach

Word History

Etymology

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

Interjection

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

Interjection

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 Nov. 2022.

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