Main definitions of tush in English

: tush1tush2tush3

tush1

exclamation

Archaic, humorous
  • Expressing disapproval, impatience, or dismissal.

    ‘tush, these are trifles and mere old wives' tales’

Origin

Natural utterance: first recorded in late Middle English.

Pronunciation:

tush

/tʌʃ/

Main definitions of tush in English

: tush1tush2tush3

tush2

noun

  • 1A long pointed tooth, in particular a canine tooth of a male horse.

    fang, denticulation
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    1. 1.1A stunted tusk of some Indian elephants.

Origin

Old English tusc (see tusk).

Pronunciation:

tush

/tʌʃ/

Main definitions of tush in English

: tush1tush2tush3

tush3

(also tushy)

noun

North american
informal
  • A person's buttocks.

    ‘office chairs are too often tough on the tush’
    buttocks, behind, backside, rear, rear end, seat, haunches, cheeks
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Origin

1960s (as tushy): from Yiddish tokhes, from Hebrew taḥaṯ beneath.

Pronunciation:

tush

/tʊʃ/