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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-.]
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(ˌdɛrɪˈɛə; French dɛrjɛr)
euphemistic the buttocks
[C18: literally: behind (prep), from Old French deriere, from Latin dē retrō from the back]
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or der•ri•ere

(ˌdɛr iˈɛər)

the buttocks; rump.
[1765–75; < French]
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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"
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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.
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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...
La Mission onusienne a indique qu'elle documente l'incident et le transmet ensuite a la Cour penale internationale et au Conseil de securite, precisant que ceux qui sont derriere les attaques devraient etre tenus pour responsables.
Belmadi touche environ 55 000 euros par mois, loin derriere le Mexicain Javier Aguirre (Egypte), le mieux paye de tous, avec 108 000 euros.
Dauphin de la Botola, le Raja a perdu deux points dans sa course derriere le leader, son rival de toujours, le WAC, en se contentant d'un nul (3-3) a Oued Zem devant le RCOZ.
Kim proudly showed off her derriere to the world by appearing in "Paper" magazine's photoshoot in 2014.
Derriere l'Irlande, viennent le Danemark, la Suede, le Luxembourg et le Royaume-Uni.
The clip cuts to some close-ups of her toned stomach, shots of the Calvin Klein strip on her pants, and a view of her sexy derriere with some raunchy music.
A capacitive pressure platform allowed for the assessment of center of pressure variables related to the execution of three single leg ballet poses in demi-pointe position: attitude devant, attitude derriere, and attitude a la seconde.
The two real stars of the show are Potty Pascal Derriere (played by Richard Elis) and Dominique Derriere (Lee Mengo) - neither of whom appear in the original story, of course.
L'escalade du president algerien Abdelaziz Bouteflika envers le Maroc prouve, une nouvelle fois, que l'Algerie est derriere le conflit artificiel autour du Sahara, ecrit le journal electronique londonien "The Middle-East Online".
Being the savvy entrepreneurs that they are, the creators of Heavenly Bottoms[R] know this and are igniting the way with their cheeky new product line designed exclusively for catering to a somewhat delicate and often neglected area of the body—the derriere.