One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Either of the two round fleshy parts that form the lower rear area of a human trunk.
backside, behind, seat, rump, rear, rear endView synonyms
- ‘And it's always just beneath your buttock, where you wouldn't normally wipe.’
- ‘As Joe passed her, he squeezed her left buttock and planted a kiss on her neck.’
- ‘Fire crews performed the delicate task of cutting the railing using specialist equipment and she was taken to Fairfield Hospital with it still in her buttock.’
- ‘I was able to maneuver such that I merely sat down, hard, on my right buttock and slid along the street.’
- ‘This time I manage to land with my entire body weight centered on my right buttock.’
- ‘She was shot in the buttock and her boyfriend was shot in the leg in the struggle; both are hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.’
- ‘The minister first visited a doctor on March 21 after suffering a terrible pain in his left buttock.’
- ‘I had a sore buttock and couldn't sit, lie or anything.’
- ‘The infection caused a swelling and redness in his buttock, which spread rapidly.’
- ‘He had already suffered a shock and 35 per cent burns but the nail compounded his woes when it pierced his left buttock.’
- ‘At hospital, doctors found Mrs Roberts had a stab wound to her right buttock, as well as stamp injuries to her chest and bruising over her body.’
- ‘It is a superficial muscle that gives the buttock its shape and covers the gluteus medius.’
- ‘Miss Morris said Thompson left the room again, came back with a large spade and went for Mr Smith, who tried to deflect the blow and suffered a three inch wound to his left buttock.’
- ‘She was left with a puncture wound to the buttock and ripped trousers.’
- ‘Standing in an upright position, hold on to a chair for support, then extend your left leg straight behind you until you feel your buttock tighten.’
- ‘This causes the shooting pains in your buttock and up the right side of your back.’
- ‘Mr Cadder suffered a wound, which was one and a half inches long and two inches deep, to the upper part of his left buttock.’
- ‘To the left, filling the screen, appeared the crease between a leg and a buttock, fringed by skimpy gold shorts.’
- ‘It is a blue birthmark on the buttock, and it shows up right after a child is born.’
- ‘He was suffering pain at the base of his buttock and also behind his knees, mainly on the right.’
- 1.1buttocks The rump of an animal.
- ‘Farmers also pay attention to hair swirls, usually prefer animals that have 4-5 swirls, two on the shoulder, two on the buttocks and one on the face.’
- ‘Workers found the creature bleeding from a bullet hole in its buttock.’
- ‘This loosening leads to the base of the tail descending between the two tips of the cow's buttocks when observed from behind.’
Old English buttuc, probably from the base of butt + -ock.
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