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buttock

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English

Etymology

probably from Old English buttuc "end, short piece of land", presumed cognate with butt

Noun

Singular
buttock

Plural
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  1. (usually Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Each of the two large fleshy halves of the posterior part of the body between the base of the back and the top of the legs.

Usage notes

The plural form is usually used in the singular sense; a single person's posterior, often called butt. It is rarer to refer to only a single buttock, which is then usually specified as left or right.

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References

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • "buttock" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001

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