Definition of sitzfleisch in English:



  • 1[mass noun] A person's buttocks.

    ‘the bedspring tattooed waffles all over my Sitzfleisch’
    • ‘I proudly expand my back-end, month by month, year by year, adding layers of lovely sitzfleisch.’
    • ‘But when the sitzfleisch touched the piano bench, then the air of authority was justified, and then the raw nerve of artistic sensitivity was uncovered.’
    • ‘It's a lot to ask of the sitzfleisch, after all.’
    buttocks, behind, backside, rear, rear end, seat, haunches, cheeks
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    1. 1.1Power to endure or to persevere in an activity; stamina.
      ‘I was given tasks which required lots of Sitzfleisch, but didn't offer much excitement’
      • ‘I can't honestly imagine anyone having the sitzfleisch to wade through a 250-page comic novel by an unknown writer on the internet.’
      • ‘Luck, combined with what my mother called sitzfleisch, the capacity to persevere, played an overwhelming role.’
      • ‘The good player - one who plays with positive expectation - does so because he or she plays basic, disciplined poker, has excellent concentration, and has sitzfleisch.’


From German, from sitzen sit + Fleisch flesh.