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1‘he removed his hand from Shirley's rump’
buttocks, behind, backside, rear, rear end, seat, haunches, cheeks
informal sit-upon, stern, BTM, tochus, rusty dusty
British informal bum, botty, prat, jacksie
North American informal butt, fanny, tush, tushie, tail, duff, buns, booty, caboose, heinie, patootie, keister, tuchis, bazoo, bippy
West Indian informal batty, rass
humorous fundament, posterior
British vulgar slang arse, clunge
North American vulgar slang ass
2‘the rump of the army’
remainder, remaining number, remaining part, rest, remnant, remnants, remains
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