Definition of buttock in US English:

buttock

noun

  • 1Either of the two round fleshy parts that form the lower rear area of a human trunk.

    • ‘As Joe passed her, he squeezed her left buttock and planted a kiss on her neck.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The minister first visited a doctor on March 21 after suffering a terrible pain in his left buttock.’
    • ‘He was suffering pain at the base of his buttock and also behind his knees, mainly on the right.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The infection caused a swelling and redness in his buttock, which spread rapidly.’
    • ‘And it's always just beneath your buttock, where you wouldn't normally wipe.’
    • ‘She was left with a puncture wound to the buttock and ripped trousers.’
    • ‘This time I manage to land with my entire body weight centered on my right buttock.’
    • ‘It is a superficial muscle that gives the buttock its shape and covers the gluteus medius.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He had already suffered a shock and 35 per cent burns but the nail compounded his woes when it pierced his left buttock.’
    • ‘I had a sore buttock and couldn't sit, lie or anything.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is a blue birthmark on the buttock, and it shows up right after a child is born.’
    • ‘This causes the shooting pains in your buttock and up the right side of your back.’
    • ‘I was able to maneuver such that I merely sat down, hard, on my right buttock and slid along the street.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘To the left, filling the screen, appeared the crease between a leg and a buttock, fringed by skimpy gold shorts.’
    backside, behind, seat, rump, rear, rear end
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    1. 1.1buttocks The rump of an animal.
      • ‘This loosening leads to the base of the tail descending between the two tips of the cow's buttocks when observed from behind.’
      • ‘Workers found the creature bleeding from a bullet hole in its buttock.’
      • ‘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.’

Origin

Old English buttuc, probably from the base of butt + -ock.

Pronunciation

buttock

/ˈbədək//ˈbədək/