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buttocks, behind, backside, rear, rear end, seat, haunches, cheeksView synonyms
- ‘Alli clutched her nates in her hands even though the slaps were barely stinging.’
- ‘He removed a tumor ‘from the nates of a little girl that would startle the surgeons in this part of the world with all their tact and science.’’
- ‘He explained that according to Shankara the sutra says the two eyes of Pundarika are like two lotuses which are red like the nates of a monkey.’
Late 17th century: Latin, plural of natis ‘buttock, rump’.
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