buttock

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n buttock either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: People photocopying their buttocks are the cause of 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide.
    • Buttock (Naut) The convexity of a ship behind, under the stern.
    • Buttock The part at the back of the hip, which, in man, forms one of the rounded protuberances on which he sits; the rump. Often used in the plural -- see buttocks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Women say that the part of a man's body that they admire the most is his buttocks.
    • n buttock Either of the two protuberances which form the rump in men and animals; in the plural, the rump; the gluteal region of the body, more protuberant in man than in any other animal; the bottom.
    • n buttock The upper aftermost portion of the continuation of the contour of a ship's bottom. Thearle, Naval Arch.
    • n buttock In coal-mining, the portion of a face of coal ready to be next taken down.
    • n buttock A piece of armor for the rump of a horse. See croupière.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1990, a 64-year old Hartsville, Tennessee, woman entered a hospital for surgery for what doctors diagnosed as a tumor on her buttocks. What surgeons found, however, was a four-inch pork chop bone, which they removed. They estimated that it had been in place for five to ten years. The woman could not remember sitting on it, or eating it for that matter.
    • n Buttock but′ok the rump or protuberant part of the body behind: a term in wrestling
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Quotations

  • Aldous Huxley
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    “Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.”
  • South African Proverb
    South African Proverb
    “If your buttocks burn, you know you have done wrong.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Butt an end
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dim. of Butt, end.

Usage

In literature:

Its head, back and buttocks were entirely flat.
"Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680" by Jasper Danckaerts
I cannot see what my buttocks have to do with enchantments.
"Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
He knew that the counter and buttock must be well under water.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Pop took the rag and swabbed a spot on the sick woman's nearest buttock and jammed the cube against the spot and pushed the button.
"The Night of the Long Knives" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
The inspector swaggered around among them, jerking straps, and tapping shoulders and buttocks straight on the floor padding with a boot toe.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
The most common seats are the back of the hands and the buttocks.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
A ship is said to have a broad, or narrow, buttock according to her transom convexity under the stern.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The triangles were of the usual pattern, and the flogging was on the buttock.
"Prisoners Their Own Warders" by J. F. A. McNair
It was Bruin himself, descending the tree buttocks downward!
"Bruin" by Mayne Reid
Among these areas, the buttocks must be particularly mentioned.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
It results from a fall on the buttocks, the entire bone or only the tuberosity being broken.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The skin of his back and buttocks had been whipped away in large red slashes.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
A thick slice should be cut off all round the buttock, that your friends may be helped to the juicy and prime part of it.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
Her legs were long, and her buttocks curved out sharply; those of Sauk women were flatter.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Rub three ounces of saltpetre into a good piece of the round or buttock.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
It sticks to the hair of the tail and buttocks, causing the hair to drop off and the skin to become irritated.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Her breasts were full and hard, her buttock large and solid, her thighs more rounded, the hair of her cunt thicker.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
I jumped off and gave him the heavy end of my whip over the buttocks!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The near centre horse was uninjured, but Eidechse had a gaping wound in the buttock.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
Walter Mulholland, age 18, shot in buttock.
"The Everett massacre" by Walker C. Smith
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In poetry:

The feet of morning the feet of noon and the feet of evening
walk ceaselessly round pickled buttocks
on the other hand the feet of midnight remain motionless
in their echo-woven baskets
"The Domestic Stones (fragment)" by Jean Hans Arp

In news:

When sheriff's deputies allegedly discovered a bags of marijuana and cocaine between a man's buttocks , they say he gave a quick explanation.
Man says cocaine in his buttocks isn't his.
According to a police report, the unnamed suspect rubbed a finger along the victim's butt crack, prompting her to clench her buttocks .
Succulent Buttocks Ripe for Plucking at Gramercy Hotel Plover Party.
A woman has pleaded guilty in Franklin Circuit Court to stabbing her boyfriend in the buttocks.
Jump up and down, neatly touching your heels to your buttocks seven times to induce miscarriage.
Attorney General Jim Hood is asking for any other victims to come forward after a Georgia woman died from a buttocks injection in Jackson.
Her mother Cathi says the paddling gave her bruising on the buttocks.
A bullet went through the front door of the home at 168 Dewey Ave in Pittsfield, striking the occupant and wounding him in the buttocks.
With bare buttocks and cursing.
Still, he was injected in his right buttock with a three- drug cocktail.
He allegedly exposed his buttocks and genitals when he lowered a pair of mesh shorts he was wearing.
She saw him brush by an 11-year-old girl and grab the girl 's buttocks, according to Sandy police Sgt Jon Arnold.
Glue used as part of deadly buttocks injections.
These lesions initially present as red bumps that quickly evolve into red-gray oval shaped blisters on the hands , feet and, less often, on the buttocks.
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