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[bak-sahyd] /ˈbækˌsaɪd/
the rear or back part or view of an object, person, scene, etc.; that part which is opposite the front.
rump; buttocks.
Origin of backside
1350-1400; Middle English back syde; see back1, side1; compare Old English bæce backside Unabridged
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Examples from the web for backside
  • The party is an old-boys' club that is better at covering its backside than thinking ahead.
  • The backside hides a dedicated laptop pocket with its own sleeve.
  • While both cover your backside, one comes with a label of status that appeals to some and not to others.
  • One of the great revolutions in modern science rests on the elongated backside of a grotesque, mutant worm.
  • In other words, if you commented on the emperor's bare backside, you were making yourself irrelevant.
  • Anyone who pulls other conclusions is not a statistician and talking out of their backside.
  • In reality, life on the backside of the espresso bar might not be so rosy.
  • The backside has four input jacks, two for standard red-and-white audio cables and two for stereo pin plugs.
  • Tuck is more of a factor on plays away in which he's quick to redirect and chase from the backside.
  • Her toned backside received almost as much attention as the royal nuptials.
British Dictionary definitions for backside


the back of something
(informal) (ˈbækˌsaɪd). the buttocks
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Word Origin and History for backside

c.1400, from back (adj.) + side (n.). In the specific sense of "rump, buttocks" it is first recorded c.1500.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for backside



The buttocks; rump: slapped her on the backside

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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