One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person's buttocks.‘get up off your rusty dusty’
buttocks, behind, backside, rear, rear end, seat, haunches, cheeksView synonyms
- ‘I'm embarrassed to admit that this fine film came and went without my getting up off my rusty dusty to go and see it.’
Late 16th century (in the sense ‘dusty, fusty’): reduplication of rusty. The current transferred use originated in African-American usage in the 1940s.
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