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also der·ri·ere  (dĕr′ē-âr′)
The buttocks; the rear.

[French, behind, from Old French deriere, in back of, from Vulgar Latin *dē retrō : Latin , from, of; see de- + Latin retrō, back; see retro-.]


(ˌdɛrɪˈɛə; French dɛrjɛr)
euphemistic the buttocks
[C18: literally: behind (prep), from Old French deriere, from Latin dē retrō from the back]


or der•ri•ere

(ˌdɛr iˈɛər)

the buttocks; rump.
[1765–75; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.derriere - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit onderriere - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"


The part of one's back on which one rests in sitting:
buttock (used in plural), posterior, rump, seat.
Informal: backside, behind, bottom, rear.
Slang: bun (used in plural), fanny, tush.
Chiefly British: bum.
References in classic literature ?
Par derriere chez ma tante, Il y a un bois joli, Et le rossignol y chante Et le jour et la nuit.
The reality television star is working on a new business venture to launch an app that will help people have pert derrieres just like her.
Inspired by Nicki Minaj, Kim Kardashian and famous derrieres the world over, squats have been firmly at the top of Merseysider's gym manoeuvres in 2014.
and these lovely women had to show us their derrieres and we chose the one that most resembled my body the most," Contactmusic quoted Kunis as saying.
For most of us, however, the effects of plentiful attractive food has taken its toll and the cartoon perfection of spherical derrieres has given way to softer rounded tomato derrieres, the wider flatter pancake shapes and the more unfortunate, less defined potato rears.
We're talking about a fairly basic human need, whether A) you're tormented because of the color of your skin, B) you've always been "pop-yoo-ler," and you don't know how to be anything else, or C) you want your $14 million Broadway musical to put derrieres in the seats.
All are wired from fingertips to derrieres so that the accompaniment to a performer's port de bras derives, say from the dancer's twisting a few switches on her tutu or pressing a few knobs on his lapel.