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callipygian

Line breaks: cal¦li|py¦gian
Pronunciation: /ˌkalɪˈpɪdʒɪən
 
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(also callipygean)

Definition of callipygian in English:

adjective

rare
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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

callipygous

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

Words that rhyme with callipygian

Cantabrigian, Phrygian, Stygian

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