Definition of buttock in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbədək/


1Either of the two round fleshy parts that form the lower rear area of a human trunk.
Example sentences
  • This time I manage to land with my entire body weight centered on my right buttock.
  • He was suffering pain at the base of his buttock and also behind his knees, mainly on the right.
  • Standing in an upright position, hold on to a chair for support, then extend your left leg straight behind you until you feel your buttock tighten.
1.1 (buttocks) The rump of an animal.
Example sentences
  • This loosening leads to the base of the tail descending between the two tips of the cow's buttocks when observed from behind.
  • Farmers also pay attention to hair swirls, usually prefer animals that have 4-5 swirls, two on the shoulder, two on the buttocks and one on the face.
  • Workers found the creature bleeding from a bullet hole in its buttock.


Old English buttuc, probably from the base of butt3 + -ock.

Words that rhyme with buttock


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Syllabification: but·tock

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