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the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on


body noun (body parts)



Part of:

torso » body

Original source:

Princeton WordNet


backside | behind | bottom | butt | buttocks [plural] | can | fundament | hind end | hindquarters [plural] | hurdies [plural, Scotland] | nates [plural] | posterior | prat | rear | rear end | rump | seat | stern | tail | tail end | arse [informal] | ass [obscenity] | botty [Britain, informal] | bum [informal] | buns [informal, plural] | derriere [informal] | derrière [French, informal] | fanny [informal, North America] | heinie [informal] | keester [informal] | keister [informal] | tooshie [informal] | tush [informal] | tushie [informal] | tushy [informal]


probably a blend of "behind" and hough, + "-ie"
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Oxford Dictionary:


Entry from World dictionary | [Scottish, informal] | a person's buttocks. (9 of 37 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/bahookie

bahookie [Scottish, informal]

a person's buttocks (3 of 20 words, pronunciation)



bahookie [Scottish] | bahookies [plural]

backside, bottom (2 of 4 words)



Rear-end collision | rear-end | shunt

a traffic accident wherein a vehicle crashes into the vehicle in front of it. Common factors that contribute to rear-end collisions include by driver inattention or distraction, tailgating, panic stops, and reduced traction due to weather or worn ... (38 of 528 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Rear-end collision


rear end | buttocks [synonym] | backside [synonym] | behind [synonym] | booty [slang, synonym] | bottom [slang, synonym] | breech [slang, synonym] | bum [slang, synonym] | buns [slang, synonym] | ...

"buttocks" (1 of 94 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rear end

Random House Dictionary:

rear end | rear-end | tail end [synonym, sense-specific]

the hindmost part of something. | [informal] the buttocks; behind. | "rear-end" : to drive a vehicle or other conveyance so as to strike the back end ... (25 of 76 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

rear end [countable] | rear ends [plural]

the back part of something, especially a vehicle | [informal] the part of your body that you sit on (18 of 46 words, 2 definitions)


Cambridge Dictionary:

rear [entry 2] | the rear | rear end

"the rear": the back part of something | ("rear end") [old-fashioned informal] a person's bottom (14 of 42 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/rear 2

American Heritage Dictionary:

rear end | rear-ended [past tense] | rear-ending [present participle] | rear-ends [3rd-person singular present] | rear-end | rear-ender [noun, related]

The rear part | [informal] The buttocks. | [slang] To run into (another motor vehicle) from behind (15 of 40 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

rear end | rear-end

the back part of something | [slang] the buttocks | to crash into, or cause one's vehicle to crash into, the back end of (another vehicle) (24 of 29 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)


Collins Dictionary:

buttocks | buttock | aris [Cockney, offensive, synonym]

the two large fleshy masses of thick muscular tissue that form the human rump | the analogous part in some mammals | either of the two large fleshy ... (26 of 536 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

tail [zoology]

in zoology, prolongation of the backbone beyond the trunk of the body, or any slender projection resembling such a structure. The tail of a vertebrate ... (25 of 163 words, 2 images)


Encarta Dictionary:

bahookie [Scottish, humorous] | bahookies [plural]

the buttocks (2 of 17 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561501190​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Oxford Dictionary:


First use: 1930s

Origin: probably a blend of "behind" and hough, + "-ie"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/bahookie

bahookie [Scottish, informal]

First use: 1930s

Origin: probably a blend of "behind" and "hough", + "-ie"


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