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1‘the posterior part of the skull’
rear, hind, back, hinder, rearward
technical dorsal, caudal, posticous
2‘a date posterior to the first Reform Bill’
later than, subsequent to, following, succeeding, after
1‘her plump posterior’
buttocks, behind, backside, rear, rear end, rump, seat, haunches, hindquarters, cheeks
informal sit-upon, stern, BTM, tochus, rusty dusty
British informal bum, botty, prat, jacksie
Scottish informal bahookie
North American informal butt, fanny, tush, tushie, tail, duff, buns, booty, caboose, heinie, patootie, keister, tuchis, bazoo, bippy
West Indian informal batty, rass
British vulgar slang arse, clunge
North American vulgar slang ass
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