Definition of callipygian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkalɪˈpɪdʒɪən/
(also callipygean)


Having well-shaped buttocks.
Example sentences
  • The last thing I saw before I rolled the bike was the machine-gunner at Hyde Park Corner - a callipygian figure dominating the war memorial on the traffic island.
  • As a gentleman and scholar, he must rush to the defense of the brilliant, principled, and callipygian Jill.
  • The pictures appeared as the result of her discovery by a sharp-eyed prison surgeon in Brixton Jail, where the callipygian captain was temporarily detained a fortnight ago on a charge of bankruptcy.



Pronunciation: /ˌkalɪˈpɪdʒəs/ /ˌkalɪˈpʌɪdʒəs/
Example sentences
  • However, it turns out he was simply callipygous.


Late 18th century: from Greek kallipūgos (used to describe a famous statue of Venus), from kallos 'beauty' + pūgē 'buttocks', + -ian.

Words that rhyme with callipygian

Cantabrigian, Phrygian, Stygian

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