\ ˈtu̇sh How to pronounce tush (audio) \

Definition of tush

 (Entry 1 of 3)

\ ˈtəsh How to pronounce tush (audio) \

Definition of tush (Entry 2 of 3)

: a long pointed tooth especially : a horse's canine
\ ˈtəsh How to pronounce tush (audio) \

Definition of tush (Entry 3 of 3)

used to express disdain or reproach

First Known Use of tush

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

History and Etymology for tush

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

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“Tush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tush. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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