Meaning of “buttock” in the English Dictionary


"buttock" in English

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buttocknoun [ C usually plural ]

uk /ˈbʌt.ək/ us /ˈbʌt̬.ək/

Examples from literature

  • A man who was shot through the buttocks, or wounded in the back, was laughed at and disgraced. 
  • His body is excessively smooth and white, the hips and buttocks rounded. 
  • I had to punish these lads and my friend recommended spanking with the hand on the bare buttocks. 
  • Needling or acupuncture consists in piercing the nerve at intervals in the buttock and thigh with long steel needles. 
  • The patient complains of persistent aching and stiffness over the buttock, and sometimes extending down the lateral aspect of the thigh. 

(Definition of “buttock” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"buttock" in American English

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buttocknoun [ C usually pl ]

us /ˈbʌt̬·ək/

either of the two soft parts of the body below the back that support the body when sitting

(Definition of “buttock” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)