Definition of derrière in English:


Syllabification: der·ri·ère
Pronunciation: /ˌderēˈe(ə)r


  • Euphemistic term for a person’s buttocks.
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    • Over-excited Eurosceptics accuse the team of protecting their own well-cushioned derrières.
    • Unfortunately the sizes are small, smaller and smallest so I have to do a lot of size altering as I'm a woman blessed with a wide derrière and ample chests.
    • They just wanted to hear the detailed dimensions of her derrière.


late 18th century: French, literally 'behind'.

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