Definition of sitzfleisch in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈzɪtsflʌɪʃ/


[mass noun] informal, chiefly US
1A person’s buttocks: the bedspring tattooed waffles all over my Sitzfleisch
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  • But when the sitzfleisch touched the piano bench, then the air of authority was justified, and then the raw nerve of artistic sensitivity was uncovered.
  • I proudly expand my back-end, month by month, year by year, adding layers of lovely sitzfleisch.
  • It's a lot to ask of the sitzfleisch, after all.
1.1Power to endure or to persevere in an activity; stamina: I was given tasks which required lots of Sitzfleisch, but didn’t offer much excitement
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  • I can't honestly imagine anyone having the sitzfleisch to wade through a 250-page comic novel by an unknown writer on the internet.
  • The good player - one who plays with positive expectation - does so because he or she plays basic, disciplined poker, has excellent concentration, and has sitzfleisch.
  • Luck, combined with what my mother called sitzfleisch, the capacity to persevere, played an overwhelming role.


From German, from sitzen 'sit' + Fleisch 'flesh'.

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